I have attached the following pics of my Blue and Black Copper Marans. They all are approximately 4-5 weeks old. Just curious what everyone thinks… This is the first time I will have this breed. Chicks 1-4 are all about the same size, 5 is smaller, 6 is the runt. The runt acts fine, just smaller than the rest. I don't think I will use this breeder again. I know there are genetic issues that we can not control, but my chickens are my pets & entertainment, so who cares if they have a "janky" toe. They get around fine so far. 2 out of 6??? I look forward to everyone's thoughts!!!
Chick #1: "Toeby." He had a fused toe that a friend and I separated. I do not plan to breed these chicks as of now. If I do, I will not use him, but definitely keep him. I say him b/c I think he is a roo. His feet/legs are pretty big. His stance may give it away.
Chick #2. Female by stance? I don't know. Comb is larger and slightly pink.
Chick #3. Roo? This chick has an outer toe that is not developing like the rest. No toenail, smaller. Stance of a roo?
Chick #4. I have no clue. Comb pink and bigger compared to 5 & 6.
Chick #5. Smaller comb compared to 1-4.
Chick #6. The runt. Smaller comb compared to 1-4.