Blue Copper Maran? Mixed? Gender?? Help!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by lizzytroy, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. lizzytroy

    lizzytroy New Egg

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    Hello! I have two young chickens, around 6 months old. They were either included in a lot of cockrels that we got for meat, or they were in a lot of Black Copper Maran pullets that we got at the same time. I can't remember which group they are from.

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    I thought they were Blue Copper Marans, but someone in a Facebook group said they might be mixed breed chickens. So far, in said group, the vote is both cockrels: 1 to both hens: 2

    I Would appreciate your insight! Thanks!
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like hens to me
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Very likely hatchery quality blue copper marans cockerels. 'Rooster' feathers are starting to show in their hackles, saddle, and wing coverlets.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They're all cockerels, that's for sure. hens won't have that coloring, with the red on the wings.

    they could easily be poor quality blue Marans. The red leakage is excessive and a good breeder would have culled them from being breeding stock. They still taste great, though.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  6. lizzytroy

    lizzytroy New Egg

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    Thanks, everyone! I trust the source I got them from, so they probably came in the lot of meat birds. Yes, they were hatchery birds. I didn't want to accidentally slaughter a hen!!
     
  7. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do they have spurs?
     
  8. lizzytroy

    lizzytroy New Egg

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    I will double check. Should they have spurs at this age, if they are slow to mature?
     
  9. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably. . Small nubbs
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree all cockerels
     

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