Girl or boy baby maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wendychicklawyr, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 days old, safe to say roo because of the copper wings? never saw coloring on this young of a bird
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    That's just juvenile feathering. It doesn't mean that chick is male. The male specific dark red shoulders doesn't start to come until about 6 to 8 weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    good to know
     
  4. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, just never saw a chick with so much color. so pretty love him/ her. I love my Roos I have 9 grown and about 7 2 months old
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree, that's not male specific coloring. It's not copper as in black copper, either. there's some Wheaton or something else going on genetically to give that color.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  7. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well and he sold me wheaten ameraucanas that def are not that either, so this ought to be interesting. cutie pie at any rate. Note to self stick to reputable breeders
     
  8. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    My understanding is the Wheaton can plague even some really good lines of black coppers. It's a recessive thing and needs to be culled for hard to keep the black line pure. You might want to let the breeder know you got a non-black chick, just for their info for managing their breeders.
     
  9. wendychicklawyr

    wendychicklawyr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well now I'm wondering if this is the olive egger. I thought he said the little chipmunk face but maybe not.
     

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