6 week old FBCM Greenfire/Davis ?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jworm88, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Jworm88

    Jworm88 New Egg

    Dec 3, 2013
    The new trio addition to the family. I received them today. With one that was all fluffed up and lethargic( she is doing better eating and drinking). And the other two were nice and healthy. First and second pic is a Roo and third is a hen. And they are friendly little birds.
    Is it normal to see white in the feathering at this age? With BCM?



    Last edited: Dec 3, 2013
  2. Zanna

    Zanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2010
    Jefferson, Oregon
    I have been working with Black Copper Marans for five years. It is usual to see white around the face and a feather or two on the wings but not all over the chest like your pullet has. Try posting on the Black Copper Marans or the Regular Marans thread for some more input. Lots of more experienced breeders than me over there :)
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 2, 2011
    Knee Deep
    As said above, most solid black birds as adults will have some white fuzz around the face and will get a few white flight feathers that will molt out as they get their adult feathers in. I also haven't seen the white in the chest like that on any of my parents marans chicks (in blue or black)
  4. FrozenFeathers

    FrozenFeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2013
    Dryden, MI
    I have raised several breeds of all black chickens and I have seen a few here and there with a bunch of white, but usually ends up that they are DQ birds because of white feathers that last in to adulthood. Im not a FBCM breeder though and every breed is different. I agree try posting in the breeding section where someone may have more specific experience :)

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