Green sheen? Correct Breeds and sex

JakRat

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I could not get a picture of the sheen, but I have a little black chickie and a "cuckoo maran" that both have a green sheen on their black feathers. The maran has a few green sheens on the black parts of her feathers on her back here and there. The little black chickie a "austrolop" has all green sheen feathers! Here are some pics of them but like I said I couldnt get the sheen.

The maran on the right


The same maran on the right


Quick question: Is the Maran on the left a boy? Has the same comb as the other maran but it is lighter.

Here is the "austrolop"


Are these breeds correct? Or what! lol
 

JodyJo

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not sure about the maran, I have BR and the two are very similar.
I agree with the Australorp...I also have those
 

galanie

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Australorps are supposed to have a green sheen to their feathers as are many other breeds when the color is black. The green sheen is a result of black enhancing genes. Bottom is a boy and yes, I think you have the breed right.
 

JakRat

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Quote:Son of a beesting! I already have a boy bantam... sigh... I would love to have more than one rooster, but I just dont want them to fight.
 

JodyJo

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Quote:Son of a beesting! I already have a boy bantam... sigh... I would love to have more than one rooster, but I just dont want them to fight.

I have 3 roos, they don't fight...how many girls do you have?
and yes, a BSL will also have the green sheen...

 

JakRat

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Quote:Son of a beesting! I already have a boy bantam... sigh... I would love to have more than one rooster, but I just dont want them to fight.

I have 3 roos, they don't fight...how many girls do you have?
and yes, a BSL will also have the green sheen...

https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/68634_dsc_0014.jpg

who knows now! I have been told that I def have 3 girls... I have one boy porcelain for now, and the little guy is well supposedly a guy. My buff orpy is supposedly a boy too, but the marans... I am not sure about one of them since it is much lighter than the girl, but they both have a small comb... blah!
 

JakRat

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Do you wait to hear a crow, or do you get rid of right away? I dont want to get rid of him, but if he isnt going to give me eggs then what!!!
 

hmmcc123

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We struggled with this too. We didn't wait for the crowing.When we were confident they were roos behavior and looks we put them on craigslist.org as "free to a good forever family" and it worked out great for us. They were gone in a week and to good families that keep in touch with updates and photos. Good Luck!
 

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