What gender are these FCBM's?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickeneggineer, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. Chickeneggineer

    Chickeneggineer Out Of The Brooder

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    Help! I purchased these straight run FCBM's (at least I hope they are FCBM's). Need help telling roo from pullet.

    1) I'm pretty sure roo (4 month old)
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    2) Not sure (4 month old
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    3) Pullet ? (3 month old)
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    4) Pullet? (3 month old)
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    5) Pullet (3 month old) (this one was much shyer and had trouble getting a good picture)
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    thanks everyone for your help.
     
  2. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    1&2 are roos the rest are pullets
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Looks like you got them right.
    Those boys have poor coloring for Marans. The first appears Birchen, the second, well, let's just say I wouldn't breed or show them.
    They may change after a few months.
    I like the last little girl the best.

    and [​IMG] from New York.

    We have a few different threads discussing Marans here if you want to get in deeper.

    Roberta
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  4. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree 1, 2 roosters and the rest pullets....
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Chickeneggineer

    Chickeneggineer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I figured the first 2 weren't exactly upto standard, but glad (sad?) to know I was right. I'll just have to keep them seperated from the flock until I decide what to do with them.
     

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