Copper marans 4 weeks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by flowerchick2, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    I have these two copper marans , thinking both boys but one I think is as bit ambiguous..(the black one).. comb is paler in color then in the picture..and compared to his friend much less pronounced..
    Are the blue ones rare?? I can return them where I bought but might offer him up for sale..he seems such a beautiful bird..and very Friendly.. WP_20180318_09_46_57_Pro.jpg
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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Thickness of legs and pinkness of comb screams male to me.
    No, blue isn't rare, and blue copper marans is a valid breed. Basically, it's black with a diluter gene--easy to breed out, if you didn't know. As a papa, your chick would produce half black and half blue chicks when mated to a black hen.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. moniquem

    moniquem Crowing

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    Oh so cute!, This is my favorite age of chickies. At first glance kind of ugly but you can see the beauty if you look for a few more seconds....:love
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Agrees, blue is a male...couple more weeks will confirm.
     
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  5. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    and what about black- blue is for sure :))
     
  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    We're (I think I speak for everyone) unsure. Nothing's screaming cockerel, (no wattle development, tail size looks average, feet aren't huge, though comb's a little larger than I like.) My current guess is male, and has about a 55% chance of being right. Flipping a coin might get you further.

    Try posting again in a few weeks?
     
  7. flowerchick2

    flowerchick2 Chirping

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    great, yes i'm on the fence.. will wait a few weeks :))
     
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