french black copper marans with white feathers????????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ldomerese, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. ldomerese

    ldomerese Out Of The Brooder

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    myblack copper marans have white feathers in the wings and feet is this bad iknow that they arepure but i dont know y they have white does anyone know about this here are somepics i will upload more when i can get some ..... to dark right now and the one with white on its wing is the only roo:( please help
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  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Personally I would be more worried about them having Vulture hocks than the white feathers. You will have to wate until the Juve molt to know about the white feathers. They normally shed the white feathers. If they have white after the Juve molt then if you are breeding to the SOP this would be a reason to cull. Patience.
     
  3. tadkerson

    tadkerson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be more worried about the white in the breast feathers and not the wings. They should be showing copper in their hackles as they get older. They should not express any white on the breast or hackles.

    Tim
     
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  4. ldomerese

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    What are voltur hocks?and it sucks because i wanted to breed these guys
     
  5. Bangarang64

    Bangarang64 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are vulture hocks?
     
  6. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Vulture hocks are the stiff feathers coming off the sides at about shank level, if you look close they are starting to point down toward the ground. Very few breeds are allowed to have Vulture Hocks.
     
  7. ldomerese

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    so they are NOT allowed to have vulture hocks?...and i will upload morepics of the feet and wings in a bit ...(have to download)
     
  8. ldomerese

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    and does anyone know where i could get some good quality black copper marans? or hatching eggs?
     
  9. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm interested to follow this thread! I have 5 BCM 2 week old chicks and 4 of them have white chest and bums and one of them looks to be all black. They are extremely inquisitive!
     
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