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Does this look like a BCM and OE?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cyan Night, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting a little paranoid since my BCM isn't getting any copper in her feathers. She doesn't look as dark as some black copper marans do either. She does have the feathered feet and is about four months old.
    My OE looks like one (supposedly a second gen) but I'd like some opinions on her too.
    Thanks guys!
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    Last edited: Oct 16, 2014
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    The one pullet looks like a blue to me, unless it it just the pictures, she could be a Blue Copper Marans, sometimes the girls especially take awhile to get the red in, or don't get much. The OE looks like some EE/Ameraucana X OE crosses I've seen.
     
  3. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought she looked kind of washed out -___-
    Oh well, I guess. Would her eggs be as dark as a BCM or is the BCM's the absolute darkest?
     
  4. WyandotteIndeed

    WyandotteIndeed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that you have a Blue Copper Marans (or just a Blue Marans). The hens are often late to get their copper in. As for egg color, you can get some pretty light eggs from the BCMs if they didn't come from a dark egg laying line. Did you see the egg she hatched out of? That would be your best way of guessing how dark her eggs will be.
     
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  7. Cyan Night

    Cyan Night Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't see the color of the exact egg she hatched out of, but I saw eggs that the lady had. Both the parents are BCMs, so it's kind of weird! Then again, I'm no chicken genetic expert, so I'm not sure what to expect
     

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