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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by slackwater, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A black Marans and a black orp? I hatched out BBS orps and BBS Marans at the same time. The pullet in question is now about 12 weeks old. What would be some sort of tell-tale sign that would tell me, one way or the other, whether she is a Marans or an orp? I'm sure that once she gets older and fills out it will be more obvious, but...until then...
     
  2. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't the Orp have paler legs?.... [​IMG] It's a black copper marans right? The copper should be showing lightly... but then there are those black coppers who don't have ANY copper [​IMG]
     
  3. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She would be a black Marans, not a black copper Marans - so no copper in there to help me tell the difference [​IMG]
     
  4. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are their eyes the same color?? My marans have kinda a yellow/orangish eyes. Does your Marans have feathered shanks?? Don't know if 12 weeks is too soon to see who is fluffiest?? It should be easier to tell when they fill out and get totally different body shapes.

    It took me until 14 weeks to tell the difference between my BSL and my Black rocks. At 16 weeks now, it is pretty obvious.
     
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  5. slackwater

    slackwater Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, no feathered shanks. My BCMs have feathered shanks...this pullet does not.

    I should post a pic of her tomorrow.
     
  6. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons should have big fluffy butts, LOL. [​IMG]
     

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