Tried to sell my 5 week old cuckoo maran - thing as a cockerel, I get told it's a hen...?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by purplesquirrel, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this a pure breed cuckoo maran?
    (There were hundreds of pure breed chickens and cockerels running around together, so it's very possible is pure)

    Secondly, whatever it is, is it a boy or a girl? Little pink wattle showing, but when I googled 5 week old cockerel, their comb was a lot bigger than mine...

    This is Pepper
    I would love it if she was a girl, that means I only had 3 cockerels out of 8!
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  2. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I responded to a local ad for some one looking for a very young cockerel preferably a cuckoo maran/cross. I get all excited and email him with photos, and he tells me he's a she...never had that problem before..
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm pretty certain that "it" is a pullet. Males are usually lighter in color.
     
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  4. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a girl to me. Yellow legs indicate that it is not a purebred Cuckoo Marans.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a pullet to me. However, I don't think it is a purebred Marans.
     
  6. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeh I got that feeling too, but then the cross breeding can make it very unclear.
    I have on either cockerel for sure, called Brian, and he doesn't fight with anyone, hardly anyone even play fights, which suggests to me he hasn't found anyone compatible enough, masculine wise..

    Argh! I'm having so much chicken sexing/breed trouble at the moment! Haha, all good fun though I guess :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree with the others. It is a pullet, but the yellow legs indicate that it is not a pureblood Maran.
     
  8. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome glad she's a 'she' :) thanks guys
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. :eek:)
     
  10. purplesquirrel

    purplesquirrel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's all starting to make sense now! So this must be the one that hatched out the blue egg in my incubator!
    So that makes her a Cream legbar x cuckoo Marans! Hence the yellow legs :)
     

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