Sexing my Maran Chicks - 10 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Anvaha, Nov 23, 2018.

  1. Anvaha

    Anvaha In the Brooder

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    Hello, I am new to the chicken world and "inherited" a small flock of 3 chickens when I moved to the country side. I decided to grow my coop and incubated 5 little Maran Chicks out of 6 eggs. Now I am very confused as I don't know which sex they are having.
    No 1 - My brown chick turned into a beautiful young one - quite sure this one is a boy
    No 2 - My white one - looks like a girl to me, very little comb development
    No 3 - My black chick - looks like a girl to me, very little comb development and the calmest and sweetest chick out of all
    No 4 - My light grey one, always believed it is a boy as very slow feather development and little wing feathers, but does not have the pronounced comb development as No 1
    No 5 - My dark gray one, always beieved it is a girl, as strong feather development, always looked similar to my black one, but now it has quite comb and wattles development.
    Please help!!!! I don't know if I can keep the males, therefore I pray most of them will be girls.
    Thank you.
     

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  2. Matieus27

    Matieus27 Songster

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    To me it looks like the first and fifth are boys and 3 in the middle are pullets
     
  3. AlleysChicks

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    The first and last are boys, the rest are girls
     
  4. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    No 1 is a cockerel
    No 2 Is a pullet
    I lean towards cockerel on number 3 and pullet on number 4
    No 5 is a cockerel

    Watch for red on the shoulders of no 3. If so, then the black one is a cockerel for sure
     
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  5. Anvaha

    Anvaha In the Brooder

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    Thank you. Let's hope!
     
  6. Anvaha

    Anvaha In the Brooder

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    Hi Ronott, What do you mean of watch for black on shoulders? I have an other picture of her(him)...
     

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  7. alexa009

    alexa009 Crossing the Road

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    The first is a cockerel.
    Second, third and fourth are pullets.
    Fifth is a cockerel. No doubt on any of their sexes.
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Sorry, I typed black when I was thinking red. I fixed the original post
     
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  9. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    The reason for a chance of cockerel on the Black one is the pink wattles at 10 weeks. Wattles should be more of a yellow color like number 4
     
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  10. AlleysChicks

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    it may just be a faster developed pullet. I’ve had a few with pronounced wattle (even comb) development before 10 weeks.
     
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