Black Copper Marans making Blue Copper Maran chicks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by yeti2k3, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. yeti2k3

    yeti2k3 New Egg

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    I had a surprise in my incubator this weekend. My Black Copper Maran eggs where hatching for easter. 20 of 24 eggs hatched. When I opened the incubator is when I found the surprise. I had Black and white peeps that look just like they should. I then noticed I had bluish grey chicks too which was a big question for me being that all I have is Black adults. After hours of searching online I feel I somehow ended up with blue copper marans with my black copper marans. But I figured I would Join the forum and see what everyone else thought. The only thing i can think of is my Rooster has the blue gene and I just never really noticed it. Alot of the peeps have feathered legs which I was going for with this hatching. Thanks for looking :) Hope These little guys really are blue copper marans.

    Also ignore the golden baby...I know what made him haha :)

    http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo282/joester2k3/IMG_0623.jpg

    http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo282/joester2k3/IMG_0597.jpg

    Also a pic of my Rooster. Sorry not the best lighting...but its been cloudy here in PA =/

    http://i384.photobucket.com/albums/oo282/joester2k3/IMG_0527.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2012
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Somebody in your parent flock is blue. I don't see any pictures of your hens, but your rooster looks to be blue.
     
  3. yeti2k3

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    I can try and get pictures of my hens. Its tough to get a pic of them all together since they free range daily. They are all very black with a green tint to their feathers. For me to have sooo many blues show up in the peeps I feel its the rooster for sure. I have him with 14 hens.
     

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