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Wheatan?? Hen or Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LenaFay, Mar 25, 2015.

  1. LenaFay

    LenaFay Hatching

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    I got this chick with some black copper maran's. I think it is a Wheatan?? Can you tell if hen or Roo?
     
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  2. Wishapup

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    That comb looks big - probably rooster.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    I'm not leaping to roo....Marans telecast very early, and the pullets can have a bit more comb growth too, but that still is within the pullet range.

    Compare it to the other Marans...the boys get tall combs fast, which will start to pinken often by 4 weeks.

    See my BCM brood below. It is easy to see the 1 boy from the 2 girls.

    LofMc
     
  4. Wishapup

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    I believe it was you who correctly sexed my Marans by description last year [​IMG] They are definitely more obvious than my other breeds as far as comb development.

    Young cockerel on left, pullet on right:

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  5. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Crowing

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    Yup...they are...I knew my roo at 2 weeks. I would have worried about one of the pullets because she had more comb than I am used to, but it was small and pale yellow compared to the whopper that roo had...it turned pink at 4 weeks...no doubt about it.

    I love breeds that telecast so nicely.
    LofMc
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I think that it is too young to be sure.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    It is too young to tell for sure, but I don't see any obvious cockerel signs yet.
     

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