Sexing Wheaten Marans in Malvern

kie4

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Jul 21, 2016
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Hello,

I’ve read that it’s too early to sex a Wheaten Marans until the chest feathers come in. We hatched three. All hatched on the same day, but one is much smaller than the other two. Two have shoulder and tail feathers coming in, the other has hardly started growing feathers. Could this difference be gender?

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kie4

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Jul 21, 2016
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2 week old pics. Out of the 5 siblings just the one lagging behind on growth still. “He” still eats, drinks and poops so I’m just keeping an eye on him. (bottom right on last picture with the stubby wing feather growth)

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house1917

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Still too early to tell- but know that in this Spring's clutch I had a runty, slow feathering Splash Marans who has since caught up and is a pullet. Like yours, she ate, ran, pooped, drank like her clutch mates- but was just slow to start. Fingers crossed!!!
 

kie4

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Jul 21, 2016
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Still too early to tell- but know that in this Spring's clutch I had a runty, slow feathering Splash Marans who has since caught up and is a pullet. Like yours, she ate, ran, pooped, drank like her clutch mates- but was just slow to start. Fingers crossed!!!

thanks for the vote of confidence!
he/she does watch the bigger ones eat then follows, which is a pullet trait. Still hoping for a boy so these guys can make a flock.
 

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