The rare chick from MMH...any thoughts?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ElCerritoPlace, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure, but I think this is the Cuckoo Maran. I know the extra chicks are typically roosters but any thoughts? When he first arrived he was really black, but now he's 2 weeks and looking more grey. So does that mean roo? I have nothing to compare him too since I've never had marans. Also when I first got him I tried sexing by feathers based on primaries and covert length and they were all even so I assumed a roo. I don't know if that even works for this breed. But I wanted to see. Any thoughts? Oh they are now 2 weeks and 1 day from arrival. Thanks!

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  2. tlcarnes2176

    tlcarnes2176 Chillin' With My Peeps

    It definitely looks like a cukoo maran from what I can remember getting mine a couple of months ago. I went through my pictures, but don't have any good shots of they that young. Mine were all pullets, so I don't know anything about what the Roos would look like at that age. Good luck!
     
  3. SwedishDude99

    SwedishDude99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks to me like a barred rock chick but I've never seen a cuckoo maran so I wouldn't know what to look for.
     
  4. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only reason why I don't think it's a barred rock is because the are not listed under the rare breed category from MMH.
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's neither a barred rock or a cuckoo Marans. He has a rose comb, so he is a Dominique.
    I do believe its a male too, by the lighter barring.
     
  6. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I completly missed dominiques. How can u tell rosé comb from so early of an age?
     
  7. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A rose comb will be a wide flat spot on a chick vs a single comb that's a tiny little ridge. Here are a few pictures of some of my young girls, I don't have many good quality baby chick pics.
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  8. ElCerritoPlace

    ElCerritoPlace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I didn't know you cold tell comb type at such an early age!
     
  9. donrae

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    Agree, that's a Dominique rooster.
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Dominique rooster
     

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