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This Cuckoo Marans IS a boy, right? updatd pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gladahmae, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. gladahmae

    gladahmae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    updated pics, and I should also add that this chick's comb was damaged at a few days old and hasn't grown at all, so I can't really use that as a judging point.
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    I'm a bit puzzled b/c (s)he is so light in color [roo-ish], but doesn't have thick legs [pullet-ish], hasn't crowed [pullet-ish], and is at the very bottom of the pecking order (although I did just combing this one and my BCM pullet with my 19wk olds, so some bullying was expected). This pic is a little old, but still pretty accurate as far as shape/coloring goes.

    Feathers seem pretty rounded to me, and to my (completely untrained) eye I don't see any saddle or hackle feathers coming in.

    (S)he is about 12wks old now, but is around 10wks in the pic. AND the picture makes it look a bit lighter than it actually is as far as coloring goes. Thanks!

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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2012
  2. CrzyChcknLady

    CrzyChcknLady Out Of The Brooder

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    From everything I can see in the pic I would say "she" is definitely not a boy! Lol
     
  3. gladahmae

    gladahmae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone else?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    if that were a cockerel you would have known by 6 weeks via the comb and wattles. on marans the cockerels combs and wattles are way bigger than that by 6 weeks of age. i would say you have a pullet there
     
  5. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here, i think pullet
     
  6. Ralph Moyer

    Ralph Moyer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is "darker" than the photo, my guess is it's a pullet.
     
  7. gladahmae

    gladahmae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    added some pictures from today since I raided the memory card out of the trail camera! [​IMG]
     
  8. FreeRoaming

    FreeRoaming Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you tell by the feathers when they are young... that is what the feedstore told me. I think you got a female.
     

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