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Sexing Cuckoo Marans

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by catfish, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. catfish

    catfish Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Greenbrier, Arkansas
    I was researching Cuckoo Marans tonight and found out they can be sexed really young, Now I get to discover tomorrow how many roo's I have.

    The lighter color chicks are roosters and the darker colored chicks are pullets. [​IMG]

    For those else thats curious heres the link. Has lots a great pictures and who would've known Cuckoo Marans come in all colors.


    Color sexing Cuckoo Marans at 4 days: female on left
    Photos courtesy of Laura Phillips

    Looks just like my chicks. [​IMG]
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing Premium Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Color can be tricky with some breeding lines. Look at the barring on the wing and it is normally a dead give away. Well defined wide barring = male.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine seem to vary...sometimes it's very evident early on...other times it takes a little longer to see who's who. Once they really start feathering out tho it becomes obvious pretty quickly.

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