Are these Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gallusfarm, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think? yep, one is a roo... [​IMG] -he's supposed to be the black copper - she(?) is supposed to be the black.. Thanks!!



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  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is possible. What color are the legs? Are they feathered?
     
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like it to me.
     
  4. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like marans to me too.
     
  5. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    My black copper maran roos all have copper on the neck. I don't see any on yours. Is that common?
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  6. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They could be black marans or maybe just too early for the copper to be in for BCMs.
     
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Your probably right. It's been awhile since I have had young ones. I can tell you this I would never have more than a couple of them. They are the meanest things. I don't like the breed but I like the egg color. I got rid of all the males and a fox got my only female. Now I have 8 more in the bator. Better quality eggs than my first ones. They are a cocoa color.
     
  8. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So far, our cockerels are pretty laid back. I still have to find our cockerels homes because of the crowing but my five year old can carry them around...our older set is about 2.5 months and HUGE for their age...bigger than our 4.5 month old large fowl. Oddly, our female BCM is the skittish one....acts more like our very timid australorp. I remember that the copper peeked through one day and than before I knew it they had combs, wattles and copper necks...literally, I think they developed like that within a week....I have a solid black right now that hatched in June and it's blacker in a softer way...not so bright and green feathering...
     
  9. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone for the info. They do have black legs...
     
  10. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, my Marans are the nicest birds I've ever had. They get a little flighty but they calm down after a while.
     

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