Sexing Cuckoo Marans x Black copper marans chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bugmom92, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. bugmom92

    bugmom92 New Egg

    Feb 3, 2012
    I have 5 chicks that my broody Buff Orpington hen hatched for me. The eggs were layed by a couple of Cuckoo Marans hens and the rooster was a Black Copper Marans. I have read conflicting information about sexing them. I'm pretty sure I have 3 of something and 2 of something else...but not sure which are pullets and which are cockerels. They are 3 days old. Any help will be appreciated!

  2. Heather74

    Heather74 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 27, 2015
    HI sorry, i know this post is old, but did you ever figure out how they're/if they are autosex?
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    Almost any non-white, non-barred male over a barred female will result in sex linked offspring (black sex links). Female chicks will be solid black, male chicks will have a white/cream spot on the head. The OP did have sex linked chicks, 2 pullets and 3 cockerels.

    An excellent thread on sex links of various kinds can be found here if you are interested. The first post contains most of the information you need.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  4. Henerz101

    Henerz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2014
    Have you got a picture of them when they're older, mine are hatching in 20 days
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016

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