Black birchen marans roo?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by floyd242, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. floyd242

    floyd242 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2011
    Decatur, GA
    I was told this was a black birchen marans cockerel. Is that true? The chicks I bought were all supposed to be BCMs, but he showed up. Is he worth something in any kind of breeding program? What should I do with him?

  2. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2009
    Hi Floyd,

    Unless you plan on breeding Birchens I would move him out. I can not say for sure but there appears to be a Brassy look on the wing feathers in the Silver plumage. They both have plenty of leg feathers. I have Birchens and love my birds. I am sure you can sell him for $10 to the right person. IF you do want to breed Birchens you may try and get some or find some all Black and use them. I have one nice ole cock who when I took to some feathered shank girls has produced 2 knock out males. So IF you like them try and get an all black girl to use and make some and see.
    Good luck.

    Here is my Bruno who is going on 5 years ole and just as attentive to his small flock as ever. I love these birds!!


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