BCM? girl or boy?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Gallusfarm, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Gallusfarm

    Gallusfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought what are supposed to be Black Copper and Black Marans. This is my first time with the breed. Are they Marans? Cal you tell gender? Thanks!!


    Here's the black

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    And the Black Copper:


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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    1st one, unsure. Second one...definite boy.

    As for breed....not much help with Marans...sorry. [​IMG]
     
  3. starbright bird

    starbright bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Gosh, they look like my cuckoo marans (not the color pattern, though). Same shape and general 'gangly' look. I'm a total newbie, though.

    Dwarf goats, eh? Do you milk them? Next year, we wamt those type.

    Have fun w/ the cockerels!
     
  4. Lensters

    Lensters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two cockerels, neither of which appear to be purebred Marans. The first one has a black comb which isn't allowed. The second one has white feathers which aren't allowed. Sorry. [​IMG]

    You can see the proposed color standards on the Maran's club's website. Click on "Color Varieties" on the left side navigation bar to get a look at the color standards.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    They are still a little young.
     
  6. starbright bird

    starbright bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Today's arrival of marans, black copper and blue copper.

    The Blk C Marans chicks still have their egg-tooth [​IMG] They have some white coloration on chest and head. Could your blk copper guy be young enough to have some chick coloring?

    Hardy birds, they seem to me. [​IMG]
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Eye color is incorrect for Marans, also. Should be amber.
     
  8. ChickGirl6

    ChickGirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that Marans have white legs, and all my Marans have white legs.
     
  9. starbright bird

    starbright bird Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Hmmm. Haven't looked at my chicks' eyes. Does the color change like human infants' eyes?
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Nope.
     

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