Sexing Marans chicks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by claud, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it really possible to sex Cuckoo Marans chicks? I've read that you can sex them by their coloring but when my Marans were chicks I don't remember seeing the light/dark difference(but I wasn't really looking for it). Is it accurate or more of a "kinda looks like a cockeral" thing?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I can usually tell by the time they start getting their wing feathers and how they're colored...light or dark...on what their sex is. I'm not wrong too often on it.
     
  3. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Katy,

    So what is the trick to tell the difference? I got two Cuckoo Maran chicks from Ideal (pullets) and one's wing feathers are growing faster than the other.
     
  4. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a pic on feathersite with two distinctly different-looking 4-day-old chicks, one a cockeral and one a pullet. It looks way too easy.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Usually the pullets wing feathers grow in faster and the barring on her wings will be darker than a little roo's is. By the time they really start feathering out, most of the time it's very apparent who's who. The roos are much lighter than the pullets.
     

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