Is my cuckoo marans a boy?

Discussion in 'Breeds & Genetics' started by sideways, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    I thought my cuckoo marans stripy chick was Roo but looking at the 6 week old French blue cooper marans chick in front I'm now thinking it is a pullet as the blue looks to me to look very too like! I'll post some more pictures. What do people think?
     
  2. sideways

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    Boris (ina) the cuckoo marans
     

  3. sideways

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    Girl or boy? I'm hoping girl!
    Thanks!
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Senior Member

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    looks like a boy
     
  5. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    Really!! We should take a bet! I'll let you know if he crows or lays!
     
  6. grgfishkeeper

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    It looks like a barred rock roo if you ask me in my experience with br ar that the roos bars are normally not as formal and neat as a hens hens are straight and pretty just my experience tho
     
  7. sideways

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    Yes it could be.... The egg was dark and speckled and marked a cuckoo marans but that doesn't really mean much!
    I'm still holding on to it being a girl!
    Denial is the word!
     
  8. grgfishkeeper

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  9. Zakgirlsfarm

    Zakgirlsfarm Old Farmer

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    I'd like to see its behavior to tell. If it's a bit skittish I reckon a rooster. But, looks like a female at the moment however my 'gut feel' says Rooster. Sorry :( ;)
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo New Member

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    What is the age?
     
  11. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Flocker

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    I'm bettin' Boris is a Doris!! :p
     
  12. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    Just to answer the questions it is 7 weeks old and has pinkish and brown legs...

    Ps if it is a girl I'll call her Doris! Thanks for the name change!
     
  13. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo New Member

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    7 weeks old - most definitely a male. Red comb at that age = male.
     
  14. patty12

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  15. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    Really.... I hope so! Thanks
     
  16. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    I just had her out and she sat down on my lap letting me stroke her.... So hopefully that's a good sign
     
  17. Kellence

    Kellence New Member

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    Marans are sometimes tricky with mine the girls tails were upright first so originally I thought they were boys but luckily I have 3 girls 1 boy :)
     
  18. Berta

    Berta New Member

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    It looks like a Barred Rock hen to me.
     
  19. shickenchit

    shickenchit New Member

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    That looks like a Dom Cockerel..
     
  20. sideways

    sideways New Member

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    What's a Dom cockerel ?