Sexing Marans crosses (olive eggers)

morbius18

Songster
6 Years
May 24, 2013
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Out of my last hatch of golden cuckoo marans, I noticed the my pullets were waaay slower feathering in than the cockerals. I did a cross with some easter eggers I noticed the 2 week old chicks are showing 2 distinct tail lengths. Is this an accurate way to sex chicks or is it just the Marans breed specific?

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morbius18

Songster
6 Years
May 24, 2013
613
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146
Tennessee
For reference, here are the golden cuckoos from a previous hatch. There are two pullets on the left with considerably less feathering and no tail feathers than the 2 cockerals. This was taken at 1 month of age.
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junebuggena

Crowing
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Of my Easter Eggers, I had a cockerel and one pullet that feathered in quickly, and one that was a bit slower to feather in. My Easter Egger mixes, black sexlinked, all feathered in at about the same rate.
 

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