I am wondering what breeds I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by piercefour, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. piercefour

    piercefour Hatching

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    I bought my babies at an auction. They were billed as Rhode Island Reds and Copper Marans. Are these actually them? They all look so different.[​IMG]

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  2. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Songster

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    Your RIR is the norm for the production version of RIR, your maran is a blue copper.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    To me, they don't look like either of the breeds. They look more like mixes.
     
  4. Mixed breed roosters
     
  5. Firekin1

    Firekin1 Songster

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    NOT MY PHOTO...............Blue coppers come in light to dark blues, yours looks dark, the one in the photo is light, different breeders will breed for different characteristics. Production RIR are cross bred chickens made for egg and meat production and vary in different shades and stances. Heritage RIR are totally different, but people label them the same.
     
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  6. I don't think a marans rooster would have lacing on his breast.....
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    X3 on mixed breeds.
     
  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    X4.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    x5 on this.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Agree they're mixed breed birds. The blue/copper boy should make some pretty babies if you're so inclined [​IMG]
     

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