Color of French Black Copper Marans ChicKs???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by groominginla, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. groominginla

    groominginla Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok...I bought a dozen FBCM and a dozen Cuckoo Marans eggs, also bought a dozen call duck eggs. Met the guy and picked them up, eggs had condensation on them, i didn't think anything about it. Hatch was terrible, only 8 chicks survived the hatch, chicks were dying after zipping and quitting early. Anyway, to the point...I opened the eggs that quit and I had about 4 yellow chicks in what were supposed to be FBCM and cuckoo eggs. Now the surviving chicks, 4 of which are supposed to be FBCM are getting feathers and look nothing like the older chicks I have. They have what appears to be red lacing/barring on their feathers, my others are black with white on their wings. Have I been hoodwinked? Should these chicks have red lacing/barring at 2 weeks on their wings? having gotten yellow chicks in some of the eggs, I will probably NEVER buy from the guy again, but if these aren't what I paid for, then i'm going to be really mad.
     
  2. cackydoodledoo

    cackydoodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 7, 2011
    Crazyville, USA
    I have some FBCM chicks that are about two weeks old right now. Here is a link to them:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=477077

    The black ones with the yellow butts are the blacks. The grayer ones are the Blue Coppers. There is also a Splash and Wheaten mixed in there too! I don't have any Cuckoo's but I have seen pics of them and they have black/white feathering just like when they are full grown. It doesn't sound like you got what you paid for!! I would go egg his house with the remaining ones that didn't hatch. Just kidding of course but it would make you feel better!!! HTH
     
  3. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have FBCM birds and here are pictures of what they should look like after they hatch.

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  4. groominginla

    groominginla Out Of The Brooder

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    here are pics of them now...they are suposed to be FBCM (bev davis lines), but I think not. I am willing to tell people who this person is if they pm me.

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  5. groominginla

    groominginla Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my older pullet. She can from the same place as the eggs. She has NO red now nor has she ever...this is what I am used to seeing.

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  6. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that is a black copper maran.....
     
  7. Caddy-Corner-Chick

    Caddy-Corner-Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 3 week old Black copper Marans chick has the same coloration coming in on the wings. I believe that is why they are called black copper, due to that coloration... I may be wrong though.. anyone else??
     
  8. Djandlouise

    Djandlouise New Egg

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    No, There should be no copper on the wings. They may have a white spot on the wings while in the juvenile stage, but that should go away. On the hens the only copper should be around the neck like a collar. I also got the same shaft from an ebay seller doing pre-orders. Out of 2 dozen eggs I got 2 that may be legit BCMs the rest where hybrids or even yellow. Needless to say I was not happy.
     

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