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Stripes the mutt cuckoo marans - roo??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by abenardini, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. abenardini

    abenardini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all,
    What I thought originally was that this bird when developing marans coloring, was a pullet because of the lighter barring.

    Now, I'm questioning the sex because of the luxurious green colored feathers sprouting near the tail and by the wings. Also, the comb/wattles are brighter red than her fellows. Note, however this is my only cuckoo marans in the group.


    Roo huh?

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  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    You can also see the pointed hackle (neck) feathers. Cockerel.

    I'd assume their genetics work the same as Barred Plymouth Rock in that the lighter birds are males due to females only carrying one copy of barring and males carry two. The Plymouth formed with the Dominique which is cuckoo pattern.
     
  3. abenardini

    abenardini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Egg....darn. Guess it's time to add onto my coop to get more hens. Little roo heavy now.
     
  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    How old? I'm leaning toward cockerel.
     
  5. abenardini

    abenardini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About 20 weeks.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    cockerel
     

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