Black Copper Maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by DrewsLife1022, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. DrewsLife1022

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    Hi everyone! This will be my first guessing game thread! Ill continue to update as the weeks go on. My little Maran is just going into his/her 3rd week. Are there signs to point at the direction of the gender? This the the mystery of straight run chicks.. Here's some pics of Ninja![​IMG]
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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    The odd photo color is throwing things off, but I think you have a rooster. BCM roo's telecast very early. I knew at 2 weeks who the roo was in my last batch of them.

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  3. DrewsLife1022

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    What are the signs to look for in early development of roos in BCM?
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I would say it looks like a cockerel... and also, not a Black Copper Marans... it is barred, so my guess is probably a Cuckoo Marans maybe...
     
  5. DrewsLife1022

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    You think so? He is pretty black to me and the breeder (shady craigslist breeder...) said it was a black copper maran. Maybe its just the brooder lighting?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    He has a big white spot on the top of his head, yes? And some white 'speckles' across his back?
     
  7. DrewsLife1022

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    Ah ic very true. Man bummer... first I find out it isn't a she and now it isn't even the right kind of bird. Oh well ha
     
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  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'm very sorry... but I can show you pics of one of my BCM's so you'll recognize them for next time...

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  9. Lady of McCamley

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    Yes..I saw the barring too and forgot to comment. You likely have a Cuckoo Marans but definitely not a Black Copper.

    One chance of hope for pullet, if the bird's comb is yellow and stays yellow, and the barring comes in crisp, you might have a Barred Rock, and commercial line BR pullets can develop quickly.

    If the legs are yellow, or yellow with a black wash down the front, it is a Barred Rock. Marans should have grey or whitish legs.

    If you see foot feathers, too, it is almost definitely Cuckoo Marans.

    But if the bird was represented as a BCM, that would be in total error. As the other poster stated the white dot on its head forecasts the barring or Cuckoo to come.
     
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  10. DrewsLife1022

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    Thank you for the info! I will be really bummed if this was not a Maran.. Ill take some clear pictures of the legs when I get home after work!
     

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