Black Copper Maran - 2.5 Weeks Old

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Suburban Sprouts, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. Suburban Sprouts

    Suburban Sprouts Songster

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    Boy for sure? Or can I still hold out some hope??? [​IMG]

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  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Give it up! It's a boy! Sorry![​IMG]

    If it makes you feel any better I have some just like it in my greenhouse![​IMG]
     
  3. NewHen

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    I would wait and see. I have 4 BCMs and 2 have yellowish combs like that and 2 have largish reddish combs. The ones with the reddish combs are getting bluish green feathers.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Not necessarily. The first girl in my pics kept me guessing for a while. She's now 19 weeks old, so she'll be laying soon. Here's my pics at the same age.

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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Looks like a roo to me.
     
  6. Suburban Sprouts

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    Hmm... so I've got 50% vote for "wait some more" and 50% for "it's a BOY..."

    I guess I'll give it another couple weeks and will probably know for sure by that time.

    So sad because this was my ONLY black copper maran to hatch out of this batch and I really wanted a hen... [​IMG]
     
  7. ItsAZOO32

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    What did this chick end up being?
     
  8. Countrypunk92

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    Those are black Astralorps!
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Ummm, no. Australorps do not have feathered shanks.
     

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