Can black copper maran roosters be full black?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Elbs, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Elbs

    Elbs In the Brooder

    May 10, 2013
    I bought 30 chicks this spring. We culled out all my roos... Or so I thought. I have suspicions that a huge all black bird is a roo. The adult feathers have the pointy ends and "he" has a sickle shaped tail.
    I have not seen it crow, nor mount any hens nor does "he" have spurs.
    He's HUGE and has beautiful red wattles (also huge).
    My hubby has suspicions it's a rooster but I keep telling him it's a hen and to go tend to the goats ;-)
    The breeds I was told I purchased are welsummer, gold laced wyandotte, silver wyandotte and black copper maran.
    This mystery-sex chicken is SOLID black. Not even brown around the head.

    Thoughts on the identity/sex of my mystery giant bird? (I'll try to post pictures tomorrow. They're all asleep now.)
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Some Marans are solid black, or he could be a mix up somewhere, do you know if the people you got him from had any solid black breeds? Marans tend to be a big slow maturing breed, so it is possible you have a roo and he is just not crowing yet. is the Feathersite page for Marans, they have a picture of a solid black roo about half way down the page.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO

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