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hen or roo black french copper marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cmobley, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 same age im thinking ones a roo pics are provided. Pic one i think is a roo. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh yea, the bird on the left is a rooster. You can count on it.
    FBCM males telecast very early.
    LofMc
     
  3. cmobley

    cmobley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks i think ill try to get rid of him now.
     
  4. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    You may be able to sell him. FBCM are a "hot ticket" item, and while most roosters can't be given away, those breeds that are popular sometimes will bring a little money.

    I sold my FBCM roo for $10 as he was from a regular line of dark layers but not especially dark laying line nor from top show lines.

    Someone may be happy to get him to start a dark laying project or create olive eggers if they have Ameraucanas or EE's or CCL's.

    My research indicates the olive egger gets darker with the father as the dark layer...especially if you breed back the first daughters...you get dark olive (50%).

    LofMc
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    1 cockerel, 1 pullet.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    bird on left Cockerel, bird on right pullet
     

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