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Black Copper Maran?? OR???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jennjenn6, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. jennjenn6

    jennjenn6 Out Of The Brooder

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    This little "thing" was sold as a BCM pullet at the local feed store. I caved and brought it home. By the 3rd week there was already a lot of feathering and it puffs up all its feathers all the time. There are some light slate colored leg feathering too. I'm a total newbie, so I have NO clue. None of my chicks have pink combs or anything yet, but they are all getting most of their feathers. HELP!!!! I'm starting to think I have a crossbreed- lol. There is also a LOT of copper color on the feathers.

    I brought them home March 9th. I was told it was a week old when I brought it home.
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    this was at 2 weeks
     
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  2. jennjenn6

    jennjenn6 Out Of The Brooder

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    more pics from today
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  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    it does have alot of brown on it for this age to be a marans
     
  4. jennjenn6

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    Do you think it's a pullet? I'm really hoping!! [​IMG]
     
  5. jennjenn6

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    Hello? Anyone have any ideas or know anything about Marans? These are my first chickens so it's all super new to me!
     
  6. coolcanoechic

    coolcanoechic Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just purchased some from a breeder in NH. His are from the Cottage Hill line. I would like to know if there is a link somewhere that gives a good description of what the best examples of the breed are. Maybe this would help the OP as well as myself. I purchased 4 chicks at 1 week old and two chicks at 3 weeks old. I also got two 3 week old Olive Eggers. You can see pics of them when you visit my album. The Olive Eggers have the blue bands on their legs.
     
  7. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    little young but looks like it might be a marans pullet
     
  8. jennjenn6

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    Thank you [​IMG] I was starting to think I got a crossbreed (which may be ok too) but Maran's are supposed to be really good in the rainy Oregon weather we get here. I will go look at your pics right now!
     
  9. jennjenn6

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    Thanks. this waiting game is killing me [​IMG], lol. So far NONE of my chicks have combs that are red. My golden sex-link is the only one who's starting to pink up and I KNOW that's a pullet!
     
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    doesnt look like a bcm at all hens dont have any color on body feathers just the hackles
     

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