What gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Weehopper, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 23 day old 1/2 BCM X Cuckoo Marans hen, chick. Safe to assume this is a cockeral, or still too early?
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  2. BabyandCotton

    BabyandCotton Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say cockerel but it's still a little too early
    -Liv
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If the rooster was not barred and the hen was, it's a sex linked bird and definitely a cockerel.
     
  4. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I kinda thought he was looking like a boy
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say its a cockerel.
     
  6. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, one more question. If the rooster had been barred, and the hen non barred, would the offspring still be sex linked?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Nope, the barring is sex linked. The female only gives it to her sons. The male gives it to all his offspring. So a barred or cuckoo hen under a non white, non barred rooster will give barred male offspring and non barred female offspring.
     
  8. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, got it. Thanks.
     
  9. jlovepj1027

    jlovepj1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my 14 week old Isbar Roo. What I'd like to know is, at how many weeks does he get that beautiful Rooster look? With the beautiful feathers and bigger waddles? I hear they tend to develope a bit more quicker than hens, but I feel like it's taking forever!
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At about 7-8 months he'll reach his full maturity.
     
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