Black Copper Marans - Cockerels, or just Pullets with Large Combs?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HollywoodHillsHens, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. HollywoodHillsHens

    HollywoodHillsHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are two BCMs that come from a line of "Floridian" chickens, where some of the hens sport larger combs than normal (I have seen one of these "mamas" when I went to pick up the babies).

    So what do you think? Are these possible candidates for the "big hair hen club," or simply roos in plain sight?

    Would love your votes, but would really love to know WHY you're voting a certain way (feathering?) so I can learn from your "eyes!"

    "Citizen Smith" here is 7 weeks old:

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    "Citizen X" below is 6 weeks old (he's missing a few feathers on his back that seem to have broken off...is he being bullied?!):

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    THANKS for your insights!!
     
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  2. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are both cockerels.

    ETA: The one in the back is a pullet though [​IMG]
     
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  3. rungirl

    rungirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cockerals.

    BCM pullets should only have copper hackles, not on the chest, back and wings and significantly less comb.

    Lisa
     
  4. HollywoodHillsHens

    HollywoodHillsHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Bravo and Rungirl!!
     

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