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post #11 of 18

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post #12 of 18
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The fourth Roo's Foot bottoms are whitish, except the outer feathered toe is grey/black. So Maran then? Is "French copper black" just a colour variation or specific breed? And both the solid grey and white/black speckled are Andalusian colours? What is the proper name for their colouring?
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Originally Posted by schikensue View Post

The fourth Roo's Foot bottoms are whitish, except the outer feathered toe is grey/black. So Maran then? Is "French copper black" just a colour variation or specific breed? And both the solid grey and white/black speckled are Andalusian colours? What is the proper name for their colouring?

Marans is the breed, Black Copper is the color, the 'French' part means it's to the French breed standard requiring feathered legs.

Andalusians are Blue/Black/Splash. They have a gene that 'dilutes' black. Black birds have no dilute gene. Blues have one copy of the dilute gene. And Splash have two copies of the dilute gene, so they look white or pale grey with flecks of darker grey. You have one Blue Andalusian and one Splash.

post #14 of 18
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Can Andalusians have a pea or rose comb? What I thought was a splash hen (5 months old) now has long tail and neck feathers. She developed these much later than the roos from the same hatch, and has a stubby little comb, no wattles. "Her" behaviour is aggressive with hens, but not quite the same dance as the Roos. "She" had an eye injury a couple months ago, possibly delayed her maturing?
post #15 of 18

Andalusians have single combs, it's a recessive comb type. Of your breed possibilities, it's likely a splash Ameraucana. Ameraucana are notorious for slow maturing cockerels.

A picture would help confirm both breed and gender.

post #16 of 18
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Andalusians have single combs, it's a recessive comb type. Of your breed possibilities, it's likely a splash Ameraucana. Ameraucana are notorious for slow maturing cockerels.

A picture would help confirm both breed and gender.


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post #17 of 18
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Thank you! I'll try to post a photo tomorrow before leaving for holidays if not then in a week.
post #18 of 18
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Thank you! I'll try to post a photo tomorrow before leaving for holidays if not then in a week.


You're welcome.

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