Sexing two Black Copper Marans and a Mille Fleur D'Uccle

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by vonemmel, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. vonemmel

    vonemmel New Egg

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    Hi folks, any help is appreciated in sexing these three chicks. This is my first time raising chickens. My city, Oakland, doesn't allow roosters. So, I will need to rehome the cockerels.

    The first two are Black Copper Marans and the third is a Mille Fleur D'Uccle bantam.

    Chick # 1 (Therese/Terry) - Black Copper Maran
    She/he is a sweet docile chick, and lower in the pecking order. However, the chick is slow to feather and has a sizable comb.

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    Chick #1 at 10 days old

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    Chick #1 at 10 days old


    Chick #2 (Monique/Manny) - Black Copper Maran
    From the beginning, chick #2 has had an assertive personality, and gets on top of my hand every time I feed the chicks. The chick is often the first to explore the unknown. He/she tries to bump chest with the eldest chick, a 6 week old pullet.

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    Chick #2, Manny/Monique, at 10 days, is on your right.

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    Combs at week two - Chick #1, Therese/Terry, is on your right. Chick #2, Manny/Monique is on your left.


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    The combs at week three - Chick #1 is on your left. Chick #2 is on your right.

    Chick #3 (Edie/Eddie) - Mille Fleur D'Uccle
    She/he is quick and has jumped on top of the older splash orpington (on right below). She/he is fast to feather and has very little comb.

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    At two weeks old, chick #3 is on your left. Note the quick feathering. (A splash orpington pullet is on the right)

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    Chick #3 at two weeks is on far left. Chick #1 at two weeks old is in middle (The orpington at 5 weeks old is on right.)
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Both of you Marans look like cockerels. Your D'uccle, at this point, looks like a pullet. However, post some more photos in a few weeks so that I can give a better opinion (ten days is kind of early-- the only reason I am reasonably sure on the gender of your Marans is that they both have very large combs for this age).
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Marans roos and d'Uccle pullet.
     
  4. vonemmel

    vonemmel New Egg

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    Thank you! I appreciate your help. I will post pics of the D'uccle again at four weeks.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  6. vonemmel

    vonemmel New Egg

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    Bantamlover21, thanks!

    Today, I posted the Black Copper Marans on Craigslist for adoption.

    I sure hope the Splash Orpington is a girl. She is 7 weeks old now, and the comb is still yellow. She feathered fast, and is broody with the other chicks, keeping them warm. She is the most friendly of the chicks. I figured that because she was eldest, she was top of the pecking order. As the Marans got older, they challenged her. Well, I will post her pics on a separate thread.

    Thanks, all!
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know FBCMs fairly well, but not the others. If you can't have roosters, you were right to put them on CL. They're both cockerels. I have an 8 week old FBCM with a smaller comb than either of yours at 10 days old.
     
  8. vonemmel

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    Sphinx, thanks for the confirmation!

    I aim to find these boys a good home in California near the coast, and will deliver them. Anyone know someone in California who would love two FBCM roos?
     

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