Thinking this a Roo... ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sherol, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. Sherol

    Sherol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first eggs hatched May 1 so we are now at 12 weeks and some are crowing. Most I have figured out but not this one. Has bigger comb than pullets but smaller than the others I know are roos. This is out of a Cuckoo Maran hen and a red EE rooster. I had some here on the forum tell me the red shoulders in the EE are a sign of being a roo. Am I correct in thinking this will end up a rooster?


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  2. 0wen

    0wen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a rooster..
     
  3. elizabethjg

    elizabethjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definite cockerel.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Pretty cockerel.
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    yes indeed
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cockerel
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, that's a cockerel, but you are incorrect on the parentage. A cuckoo Marans hen will produce black sexlinks. That boy is not cuckoo/barred, and he has yellow skin.
     
  8. cukuriku

    cukuriku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    surely a roo
     
  9. Sherol

    Sherol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The jumbo egg I got was always pretty dark compared to my others so assumed one of the Marans. Other choices are Barred Rock [would assume no for same reasons you gave] Red Star, Black Star and Buff Orpington. Any idea with Black Australorp and mostly red EE roosters who the hen may be producing the eggs? I have chicks a black roo, black pullet, barred/cuckoo roo I assumed were from the Australorp roo over this hen and two hens red and white similar to this guy from the eggs I assumed were the EE over this hen.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Red star is the most likely. It's the only hen, out of the options, that would produce that red and white coloring.
     

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