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What gender is this Splash Maran? (15 weeks old)

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Shahann, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Shahann

    Shahann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is Splash. It was hatched on 8/1/15 (15 weeks old in these photos). I purchased Maran eggs from a local breeder via Craigslist. What gender do you think it is? I"m leaning towards cockerel because of the leg length. It is not crowing yet. But it has tried to mount some of the chicks close to its age. Thanks in advance for your help. This is as close as I can get to its comb right now...

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  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm thinking cockerel, too.
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's not a Marans. Marans have white skin, and it's dominant over yellow. It does look like a cockerel though. At 15 weeks old, a pullet would just start to be pinking up in the comb.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    It's definitely a cockerel and given the combination of yellow legs with light feathering on them and the black flecking in the white feathering, I'm thinking it's a mixed breed.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree on the mixed breed, sorry. And cockerel.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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