sexing marans.?.*photos added*

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spish, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i vaguely remember reading on here that you can sex marans chicks from birth..is this true and if so how? (something to do with a white spot on the head i believe?)
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    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Marans the female is a lot darker not sure about the others [​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Cuckoo Marans and Golden Cuckoo Marans, yes. The males have a larger white spot on their head.

    Other colors - No. But Wheaten and Blue Wheaten are sexable as soon as their wing feathers are about 1 inch long.
     
  4. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    it is a gold cuckoo marans, sadly just the one hatched so i have nothing to compare it too.....
     
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    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Look at its head. Is there a large yellowish white dot on there, expanding to the base of the neck, or is it small like a little strip or tiny dot?
     
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    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    theres a yellow/white blob on its head...just getting a picture...it doesnt go down to the neck but its big i think?
     
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    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    I would say girl. [​IMG]

    If it matures to have gold on the shoulders/wings, it is a boy.
     
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    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    i think i made a mistake and that is not a marans but a mechelse koekoek. ive just picked up a few mechelse chicks from a breeder and they are identical to this little one!


    so which one is my marans out of the others? now im really stumped???
     

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