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Sexing blue marans/ what do i look for? Updated with pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by marlene, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to the farm yesterday and they were selling 16 week olds blue marans that are not sexed, i am pretty new at this and not very good at sexing myself.
    I fell in love with these and their colour, they were beautiful. So now i really want to go back and buy 2 pullets but would like some advice on how to hopefully choose pullets and not come home with roo's.
    Can you experts tell me what to look for or what to avoid when choosing.
    Well i went to the farm and they was already sexed, this is what i came home with
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    I am in love, they are beautiful [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  2. mice75

    mice75 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Marlene,

    I've posted a comment on your white girls. You can use the same answer on these Marans. At 16 weeks the males should have quit some male feathering on their backs.
    Also they're singlecombed. Larger developed combs can indicate males aswell.
    Good luck making a choice [​IMG]
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    At 16 weeks, males will have saddle feathers. Saddle feathers are pointy, shiny feathers that hang down in front of the tail on each side. Here is my rooster, showing his saddle feathers - they are easy to see in welsummers because of the copper coloring.
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  4. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are my 2 new girls
     
  5. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They're gorgeous! Let us know when you get those dark brown eggs.. [​IMG]
     
  6. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They're beautiful!! I love blue chickens!!!
     
  7. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I fell in love when i saw their colour and had to have them [​IMG]
    The farm said some where already laying and the ones that were'nt should be in the next couple of weeks, can't wait to get them lovely brown eggs.
     
  8. Nicki

    Nicki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to have Cuckoo Marans and I loved getting the dark, dark brown eggs! [​IMG]
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup, both girls.
     
  10. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great birds. i have a blue pullet with a splash roo trying to save up the eggs!!
     

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