Sexing Araucanas and Marans (2.5 weeks old) Picture Heavy

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MommieHen, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. MommieHen

    MommieHen New Egg

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    Lots of pictures! The more, the better, right? :)

    I need a little help sexing my chicks. Okay, a lot. I am pretty sure that, at least, one of the Marans is a rooster. The others I am not sure about. I am very new to this and would appreciate any help that is offered.
    I got them yesterday (11/20/2012). They hatched 11/7/2012, making them 2.5 weeks old.
    The Marans came from a Black French Copper Maran (Rooster) and a Blue Maran (Hen). She did say that the Blue Maran isn't accepted as a standard breed, yet. The Araucanas came from a Lavender Araucana Rooster and the hen wasn't specified as to which one. (I am waiting for an e-mail reply.)
    We only have two names, so far. :)

    1. Maran
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    2. Araucana
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    4. Maran
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    5. Clucky- Maran (The one I'm pretty sure is a rooster.)
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    6. Araucana
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    7. Scruffy- Araucana
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    Thanks again! :)
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's still a bit early to tell. But I can already see that 3, 5, and 6 are early bloomer roosters.
     
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    to early but 5 and 6 look like cockerels already
     
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  4. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 looks to be a rooster also and 7 is a pullet. Araucana can be difficult to sex but typically if their comb is 3 very defined rows of peas its a boy. The ones with the flatter combs at the same age are pullets. Does not always hold true because I have hatched plenty of roos whose comb stays super small till about 5 months.

    Lanae
     

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