Black Copper Maran or Jersey Giant?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by GameEgger, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. GameEgger

    GameEgger Just Hatched

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    I recently bought 10 BCM and 10 JG chicks and they all came in a box together [​IMG] they all look the same and I can't tell them apart. The Marans are for my brother and now I don't know how to separate them to give him his half of chicks. Any and all help with infirmation on how to tell them apart would be so helpful! [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thank you!
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans tend to have light feathering on the sides of their legs. As chicks, it may only appear as fuzz, and it may take a few days to start coming in. Jersey giant chicks are clean legged birds, so there should not be any leg feathering.
     
  3. egg0

    egg0 Out Of The Brooder

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    The Marans probably have feathered feet.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Marans should have feathered legs and white/pink skin (check the bottom of the foot for accurate skin color).

    Giants have clean legs and yellow skin.

    Good luck.
     
  5. GameEgger

    GameEgger Just Hatched

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    None of them have feathering and they are about 2 weeks old [​IMG] possibly they mixed up the breeds and didn't send me Marans at all?
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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