What do we think? 2 week old black copper maran :)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by spikennipper, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know it's probably a bit too early to tell but what do you all think this 2 week old chick is?

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  2. 1maria100

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    Its hard to tell the pictures are pretty small, could you possibly enlarge them for us?

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  3. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you put your cursor on the image and click it will enlarge. I'm no help with the sexing of the chick however! [​IMG]
     
  4. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the amount of white and size of comb, I'll say roo. When I got my BCMs, the boys became obvious very early - 3 weeks or so. I read somehwere that the girls tend to have darker chests than the boys as chicks.
     
  5. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like black aus to me
     
  6. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i agree with ptldchick.. roo!! good looking little fella though [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenFanatic447

    ChickenFanatic447 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Maran has almost no comb and she is 17 days, so I'm going to hop in the bandwagon and say rooster.

    The colour shows a bit of hope though if you want a hen, typically Marans will be darker if they're female chicks and lighter as a male. They could always lighten up of course though.
     
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  8. spikennipper

    spikennipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone [​IMG] I too have my suspicions that this little one will indeed be a roo, will keep you all posted with pics, did initially want a hen to complete my trio but it now means I can hatch more eggs! won't be until next year now though so I'll just have to be patient [​IMG] does anyone know if a bcm roo crossed with either a Rhode island red or light sussex will produce hens which are dark egg layers? as this is why I like marans [​IMG]
     

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