- May 16, 2012
Hi. I recently purchased some French black copper marans and am new to the breed. They are about 6 weeks old and I notice that a couple of the young birds are starting to develop combs, but their plumage is all black. So my question is, should all black copper roosters have the colorful plumage that you see in the standard, or is there some genetic characteristic that make some black, some colorful, etc.? Thanks for any knowledge you can share!!