Any idea what these chicks are? Was told they are black copper marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sinsei, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. sinsei

    sinsei New Egg

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    this is them at 1 week:

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    here are the chicks at 3 weeks:

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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    not black copper maybe cuckoo marans what color is their legs


    eta all look like boys from their head spots
     
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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Cuckoo Marans of Barred rocks! Prabably Cuckoo Marans though!
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Chicks with that white spot on their head when they hatch will be barred in color--those "bars" of black and white. If your birds are Marans, they're cuckoo coloring.

    Generally, larger, looser white spots on the head indicate males, while smaller, tighter spots indicate females. From that first pic you have a lot of males.
     
  5. RainyChicks

    RainyChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like Barred Cuckoo Marans..... probably all males. Pretty chickens!
     
  6. sinsei

    sinsei New Egg

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    Thanks everyone for the replies. I am now pretty sure they are Cuckoo Marans.

    I'd love to know if you still think they are mostly males. From the changes in the last 2 weeks, I think there are 10 hens and 2 roos.

    Here are some more pictures at about 5 weeks:

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    I think the one in the foreground is a rooster. Already showing a larger comb and much lighter coat.

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    here's a close up of what I think is a lady:

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    here's what their legs look like, kind of black

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  7. donrae

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    I see two definate roos in your pics.
     

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