Blue Copper Maran? Or mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mdkrush, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. mdkrush

    mdkrush Out Of The Brooder

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    Got this rooster as a chick, supposed to be a blue copper maran. I am going to breed it with bcm's to get 50/50 blue and black. I just wanted confirmation that this is a blue. Not sure because of the spotted patterns on his back... He is about 28 to 30 weeks old.

    Thanks, Rob.

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  2. StarMeKritten

    StarMeKritten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's definitely not a blue copper. He might be a cross between a blue copper and a cuckoo marans.
     
  3. mdkrush

    mdkrush Out Of The Brooder

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    That is what I was afraid of... They had cuckoo's too... Now I have to find a new rooster... dang.
     
  4. mdkrush

    mdkrush Out Of The Brooder

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    What do you get if you cross a Black copper maran and a birchen maran?
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Definitely not a Blue Copper Marans. I'm not sure what you get when you cross a BCM and Birchen Marans, but I'm thinking that it would simply be a mixed variety.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Definitely a cross.
     
  7. holm25

    holm25 Jr Chicken Wrangler

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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Could he possibly be a blue version of a golden cuckoo? I guess the way to find out would be to do some test breeding and see what his pullet offspring lay, but that's a long end game.
     
  10. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    x2 on this

    You might also run your BCM vx. Birchen through the color calculator...http://www.breedbook.org/?action=geneticscalculator&tab=CHICKEN
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