French Black Copper Marans?

mommissan

Songster
8 Years
Jul 4, 2011
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Could I have a French Black Copper Marans? I got him at 8 weeks old for $5 at a farm full of "barnyard mixes". Girlfriend told me "she" was a black sex link pullet at 10 weeks, but look at him now! Am I wrong? He's just a wonderful roo! I LOVE his saddle and hackle feathers!
 
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Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Forks, WA
Definitely not.

Black Copper Marans have a color that is easily created by crossing black with nearly any other color out there, so it is easy to confuse them.


But, your bird has clean legs, too dark of skin, too small of wattles, and the wrong comb type. Sorry. He's probably quarter Silkie and something else.
 

mommissan

Songster
8 Years
Jul 4, 2011
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Shucks! These barnyard mutts have been a riot to figure out. No matter what he is, he's my keeper- good rooster for the flock so far. Can't wait to see what his kids look like this spring. Part silkie because of his real dark skin?
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
10 Years
Oct 19, 2009
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Forks, WA
Yes. Also the fact that the bird behind him looks part Silkie, and his comb and wattles seem influenced too.
 

mommissan

Songster
8 Years
Jul 4, 2011
820
21
161
Adirondacks
I took a real close look at the flock today..... silkie mixes. That explains a lot. I think there was a very busy silkie rooster at this farm. How does that effect egg laying and maturing? All the same? Everyone is 18-20 weeks. Eggs soon?
 

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