Black Copper Marans discussion thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by geebs, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    So how much do you pop off? We have not had to do this yet.

    Spurs should be no longer than 1" long, the females and the judge will like you for doing it.
     
  2. Young Heritage

    Young Heritage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are trimming spurs like trimming dog nails? Do they bleed if you go too deep?
     
  3. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first Copper Maran. I believe it to be a hen, and a good one I hope. What do you guys think?

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  4. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    So I'm looking for red faces, got it!

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    Not red enough? Took this two days ago. One hen is peeping from behind the fluffy bottom of another as they were both roosting in the coop rathers [​IMG]
     
  5. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:This is a male.
     
  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:I use a Dremel and go slowly, making sure to round them off on the ends so they're not at all pointy.
     
  7. teamsunbelt

    teamsunbelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This is a male.

    Why?
     
  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Quote:This is a male.

    Why?

    I would say due to early comb development and the amount of coppering this bird already has.

    Start checking the base of his tail where it meets his back, underneath some of those feathers you'll probably find copper saddle feathers developing.
     
  9. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Quote:How old is your bird?

    I've seen a lot of pullets and hens marked like that and my Davis girls have big combs. I don't see any coppering anywhere else, so to me it looks like a pullet.

    My cockerels look way different then that even at a young age.

    OK so I'm not an expert, but they are my favorites and who knows, I could be wrong.
     
  10. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I use a Dremel and go slowly, making sure to round them off on the ends so they're not at all pointy.

    I just hold the leg, and with plyers, firmly grasp the spur at the base, & twist. They pop off. It leaves a smaller spur, that is a little bloody but fine. I don't put anything on it.
    That bird looks like a hen to me....he doesn't say how old it is. Not young. Maybe 5 months old?
     
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