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DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« on: May 16, 2021, 09:54:33 pm »
Will the males and female chicks look different with this cross? Or would it have to be the other way round?

Richmond

  • Joined Sep 2020
  • Norfolk
Re: Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2021, 09:06:44 am »
I doubt there will be a difference. You would need both parents to be barred in order to create a chick with an obvious pale head spot (indicating male), but I have found in some strains of marans it is not always as obvious as that. My cuckoo marans all hatch with some degree of head marking, males are usually more obvious but there is always the odd one that catches me out. I don't sex Maran chicks by head spot alone but wait until I see some feathers appearing.

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Re: Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2021, 08:26:49 pm »
Ok, I see, thanks. I'll put some in the incubator and see what happens!   :fc:

roddycm

  • Joined Jul 2013
Re: Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2021, 03:48:51 pm »
You should get barred chicks (cuckoo) some will be like the cock and some will be blue barred. This is if everyone is breeding true. You may get some other mixes if either the hen or the cock carry other genes! But no sex link here. Let us know what happens!  :chook:  :thumbsup:

DippyEgg

  • Joined May 2017
Re: Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 07:45:40 pm »
Thank you. I will let you know in 2 and a half weeks!

Cornish man

  • Joined Mar 2021
Re: Cuckoo marans cockerel and blue marans hen - sex link?
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 08:12:59 pm »
The Cocks like NHBs have a spot on the head and tend to be lighter in colour.

 

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