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Want to sex cuckoo marans tell me how

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by PQ, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I have some cuckoo maran chicks tell me how to sex please. One is darker more defined white lines/marks larger comb, the other 4 have lighter colors less defined marks smalle or no comb showing yet are these the pullets ? I sure hope so LOL Thanks all for your help.
     
  2. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    It sounds like it. How old are they? Mine are about 3 weeks and you can pretty much tell the difference
    The pullets are a little grayer with indistict markings. The roos are blacker but with a lot more well defined white.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
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    the cockerals are lighter as they have 2 barring genes (usually, there is the occasional roo with only 1) and the pullets are darker because they only carry one copy of the barring gene.....
    if you post pics we can help better [​IMG]
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    klf73's right about that. Oh, and pic would be very helpful.[​IMG]
     

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