I've posted photos of my Cuckoo Marans before asking if it was a girl or boy and the majority of you said she was a he. I know that Marans can be a challenge to sex and so I was hopeful that my sweet Poppy would indeed grow up to lay me beautiful chocolate eggs. But last night, I was looking at her and finally came to terms. She's a he. Who am I trying to kid. No crowing yet. But no hen has feet that big! And he's starting to get pointy saddle feathers. I'm so torn as to what to do next. I can't keep a rooster where I live. So do I wait until he crows and then scramble? Or try to get rid of him now? I only have the four chickens and each are very special and I want four. So to part with one and go down to three is heart breaking for me. I don't want to raise one baby chick. And I don't really want to deal with introducing a pullet to the flock. I'm thinking I'll wait and see if my 4 month old Buff Orpington goes broody this summer and then do the old bait and switch routine and tuck a new chick under her and hope she'll raise as her own. I just had to vent to people who will understand.