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Ok...I bought a dozen FBCM and a dozen Cuckoo Marans eggs, also bought a dozen call duck eggs. Met the guy and picked them up, eggs had condensation on them, i didn't think anything about it. Hatch was terrible, only 8 chicks survived the hatch, chicks were dying after zipping and quitting early. Anyway, to the point...I opened the eggs that quit and I had about 4 yellow chicks in what were supposed to be FBCM and cuckoo eggs. Now the surviving chicks, 4 of which are supposed to be FBCM are getting feathers and look nothing like the older chicks I have. They have what appears to be red lacing/barring on their feathers, my others are black with white on their wings. Have I been hoodwinked? Should these chicks have red lacing/barring at 2 weeks on their wings? having gotten yellow chicks in some of the eggs, I will probably NEVER buy from the guy again, but if these aren't what I paid for, then i'm going to be really mad.

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I have some FBCM chicks that are about two weeks old right now.  Here is a link to them:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=477077

The black ones with the yellow butts are the blacks.  The grayer ones are the Blue Coppers.  There is also a Splash and Wheaten mixed in there too!  I don't have any Cuckoo's but I have seen pics of them and they have black/white feathering just like when they are full grown.  It doesn't sound like you got what you paid for!!  I would go egg his house with the remaining ones that didn't hatch.  Just kidding of course but it would make you feel better!!!  HTH

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1 DH, Twin DD's and a whole lotta critters!!!
It is better to live your own destiny imperfectly than to live someone else's perfectly. - Someone important I think??

To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will. -Ronald Reagan
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Originally Posted by groominginla 

Ok...I bought a dozen FBCM and a dozen Cuckoo Marans eggs, also bought a dozen call duck eggs. Met the guy and picked them up, eggs had condensation on them, i didn't think anything about it. Hatch was terrible, only 8 chicks survived the hatch, chicks were dying after zipping and quitting early. Anyway, to the point...I opened the eggs that quit and I had about 4 yellow chicks in what were supposed to be FBCM and cuckoo eggs. Now the surviving chicks, 4 of which are supposed to be FBCM are getting feathers and look nothing like the older chicks I have. They have what appears to be red lacing/barring on their feathers, my others are black with white on their wings. Have I been hoodwinked? Should these chicks have red lacing/barring at 2 weeks on their wings? having gotten yellow chicks in some of the eggs, I will probably NEVER buy from the guy again, but if these aren't what I paid for, then i'm going to be really mad.


I have FBCM birds and here are pictures of what they should look like after they hatch.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/45848_9-2-10c.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/45848_dsc00003.jpg

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here are pics of them now...they are suposed to be FBCM (bev davis lines), but I think not. I am willing to tell people who this person is if they pm me.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/79585_img_3007.jpg

Proud mom of one 18 year old daughter and too many critters to count or list. My stress relief is coming home and feeding up.
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This is my older pullet. She can from the same place as the eggs. She has NO red now nor has she ever...this is what I am used to seeing.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/79585_img_3000.jpg

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I think that is a black copper maran.....

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Chicken in the bread pan, pickin' out dough
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the
pretense of taking care of them.  ~~ Thomas Jefferson
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One of my 3 week old Black copper Marans chick has the same coloration coming in on the wings.   I believe that is why they are called black copper, due to that coloration... I may be wrong though.. anyone else??

Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Black Australops, Frizzle Cochin, Partridge Cochin, White Cochins, Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 2 Pekin Ducks
Let's not forget 2 spoiled Pit bulls, and one Lazy Farm Cat

I just love little fluffy  butts... and let's not forget the eggs!
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Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Easter Eggers, Black Australops, Frizzle Cochin, Partridge Cochin, White Cochins, Gold Laced Wyandottes, and 2 Pekin Ducks
Let's not forget 2 spoiled Pit bulls, and one Lazy Farm Cat

I just love little fluffy  butts... and let's not forget the eggs!
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