Black Copper Marans - Time progression of sexing - UPDATED with WEEKs #1-3 PICTURES

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenguysmom, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. Bazy

    Bazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The Marans picture you found looks a lot like your pullet! What did you find out about the one in the picture? Her color is beautiful! I can't wait to see the next pictures from tomorrow! I searched BCM just for the age progression you are posting and that's how I found your thread. Just want to say thank you!
     
  2. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not really my thread, I hijacked someone else's thread who was posting progression pics. :) Figured I'd add onto it instead of starting a new one.

    Unfortunately the pic I found didn't come up with anything. I did an image search in Google for Black Copper Marans and found it that way but was only able to go directly to the image, when I tried to go to the webpage that it's supposed to be on, I couldn't find the image.

    Ok, I just did a reverse image search on it in Bing and it was found in a thread here posted by @Hurley : https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/245700/wisconsin-cheeseheads/6410 Looks like they got her "from a coule thrown in eggs with a silkie order I had made" I wonder if he still has her.
     
  3. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok @Bazy Here's some pics from the 5 week photo shoot this evening. Ali, my Easter Egger got in one of the shots. She was being a very bad model tonight. Took forever to get a good pic of her. She didn't want to stand up for me. She must like Molly because as soon as I brought her out she was up and at em.

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  4. Bazy

    Bazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are going to be beautiful! The feathers on their feet are priceless! Could she be cuckoo? I'm just guessing here. I have only Black and Splash so don't have a real live comparison, but I have partridge, barred and double barred in other breeds. Just no cuckoo. Her feather pattern is too organized to be unplanned to me. I need to google cuckoo Marans and see how she compares. I really, really like her and would like to nail it down!
     
  5. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She could very well be a purebred Black Copper Marans, just that she inherited way too much copper and mossyness from her parents. On the bright side, its believed that mossy Marans lay darker eggs :)
     
  6. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there a certain area to watch for to determine if a marans is a BCM or a Birchen? Will a certain group of feathers change first? I know the only real difference is the neck feathers but are there any other tells i can look for? If it's a BCM i will be selling it soon. If it's a Birchen i am going to hang onto it.
     
  7. RoostersCrow HensDeliver!

    RoostersCrow HensDeliver! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A Birchen Marans will look exactly like a Black Copper except the silvery cream birchen color will be replacing the copper leakage. What you have is just a very mossy Black Copper exhibiting way too much copper leakage.
    If you are wanting to breed your BCMs, I would get rid of the mossy one and keep the correctly colored one. Mossiness is extremely undesirable and very inheritable.
     
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  8. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure why it's undesirable if the mossier ones tend to lay darker eggs, unless that is a myth. I think it's pretty. I also don't have any plans of breeding my chickens. I just got them for the egg laying and entertainment. :) Are you saying the all black one looks more correct? She has white on her wing feathers which I heard is undesirable. Mossy Molly has more feathers on her legs. Mary's feathers for some reason are considerably more soft. Not sure if soft feathers is a trait of BCMs?
     
  9. chocol8bikini

    chocol8bikini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 2 black copperhead marans. Roo, or hen?[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  10. gapey

    gapey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like hens to me but I'm not an expert. How old are they?
     

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