black copper marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Grapefruit Moon, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Grapefruit Moon

    Grapefruit Moon Out Of The Brooder

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    I have what I think to be a fine looking cockeral, and a hen. I am attaching pics. Can anyone confirm my thoughts?

    The pointy feathers on what I think is the pullet make me wonder if she is really a she. At this point in the game, if the blacker one is a roo, shouldn't he/she have more copper? (they came from a breeder, not a hatchery)

    I just don't know enough to know.
    thanks for your thoughts

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  2. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Long, OK
    Dang, cant see a one... [​IMG]
     
  3. Grapefruit Moon

    Grapefruit Moon Out Of The Brooder

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    Fixed!
     
  4. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Long, OK
    Yes, I can see them now! Nice little babies!

    It sure is hard to tell at that age, the pullet could start to get color after a bit, but the cockerel will never get feathers on the shanks..
     
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  5. Grapefruit Moon

    Grapefruit Moon Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks! the one lacking the copper does have feathered shanks, it appears in one of the pics. I will check further when I get home.

    These pics are 2 months old.
    thanks again!
     
  6. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Long, OK
    Quote:Yeah, maybe you could breed them and then have perfect babies!
     
  7. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry guys but I do not see any girls here.I have Marans and am sure what I say.Choose your rooster when they are at less 6 monts old
     
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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My Coop
    looks like roos to me too.
     
  9. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like boys to me too. My "better" black copper didn't get any copper on him until he was older.
     
  10. High Roost Ranch

    High Roost Ranch The Chicken Whisperer

    I know little to nothing about Marans. Is it the French Maran that has feathered shanks?
     

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