Zena Princess Warrior is a Prince?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Prairie Mary, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Prairie Mary

    Prairie Mary Out Of The Brooder

    Yea, by now I should be able to tell the sex of 9 week old chickens, right!? Well we have a Cuckoo Maran that started crowing. As far as I can tell she's a hen but I'm not familiar with Marans and I'm dying to know so can anyone tell me for sure? I wouldn't mine having a roo around. She is quite a warrior and lives up to her name . . . which she got at 1 day old.[​IMG]

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  2. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a pretty little roo you have there [​IMG]
     
  3. Prairie Mary

    Prairie Mary Out Of The Brooder

    Really! I don't see any spurs so I figured she/he to be a hen. A Roo would be cool! [​IMG]

    So now what is the male version of the name Zena? Hmmm. Hubs thought up Conan. [​IMG]
    Maybe I'll just call him Prince Zee.

    Oh wait . . . Marans are supposed to lay dark brown eggs . . . and he's the only Maran I have. Oh . . . well . . .
     
  4. TeriyakiChicken

    TeriyakiChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think roos have to get spurs, and I sometimes hens get spurs so i think its just a thing that some get.
    Your chicken looks like a roo because for 9 weeks old, it has such a red comb and wattles and they are quite developed too.
    Good Luck!

    P.S. I named one of my chicks Lucy and it turned out to be a boy but I didn't change the name. I guess thats why he acts a bit feminine...
     
  5. Prairie Mary

    Prairie Mary Out Of The Brooder

    Yea, I noticed that "she" was getting quite a wattle. That's what led me to ask . . . well besides the crowing attempts. LOL Although, I've read that in the absence of a roo sometimes a hen will apply for the job and try crowing too . . . so I thought that may be happening.

    Thanks!
     

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