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Black Sex Link or Black Copper Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lauranickerson, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Songster

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    I got her from Craigslist about a month ago. I automatically assumed BSL, but while looking at her today, she has pale white legs, and I remember the lady saying she had really dark egg layers in her flock.

    Birds are molting (I think) and are being wormed right now so I haven't seen many eggs. She's in quarantine with 4 others, so the few eggs I got a couple weeks ago are still a mystery as to who laid them. The others are Australorps, RIR, and BR, and I got standard brown eggs.

    Anyways, here she is. Also, no feathers on her legs.


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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    Probably a Black Star ( also called black sex link) some Black Copper Marans have feathered legs.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    She looks a lot more like a BSL than a BCM to me. Marans have this... look about the head and eyes: somewhat hawk-like. And the comb isn't quite right for a Marans; too wavy, if that's the right word. She also has a perfect, text-book BSL color pattern.
     
  4. lauranickerson

    lauranickerson Songster

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    Cool. Thanks for the info, everyone! [​IMG]
     

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