Is he a splash copper marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by joeyg4583, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

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    This guy accidentally got mixed in with some of my Orpington chicks last year and the lady I bought them from said she was hatching some marans chicks for a friend at about the same time (she has been wonderful about the whole thing [​IMG] ). What do you think? If not any other ideas of what he might be?

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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I think he is too small to be a marans. Don't they have red lobes too????
     
  3. joeyg4583

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    I have no idea about the lobes. I don't know anything about marans. I will say that he is still young and just starting to get his "man feathers" like the saddle feathers etc lol so that could be why he is a little small. If not marans any ideas? The person who hatched keeps her chickens seperated so I don't think he is a mixed breed.
     
  4. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Songster

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    Well his legs and beak are close to the right color...but I'm no Marans expert.
     

  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

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    Sunny side up :)
    Marans should have red earlobs.
     
  6. ChickenWisperer

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    Not a marans. He just doesn't look right.... beak shape, body shape is off.... ear lobe color is wrong.
     
  7. joeyg4583

    joeyg4583 Songster

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    Ok consensus is he is not a marans. Now comes the really fun part [​IMG] what does everyone think he is. I have looked around and have no idea what he might be.
     

  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    leghorn cross or.... ????
     
  9. ChickenWisperer

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    I don't think part leghorn. Just because he should be lankier, with a larger tail, and a bigger comb.

    I have no clue. His body is big, and his head so tiny.... he's super cute, whatever he is.
     

  10. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Maybe a blue/splash Andalusian cross? Idk, just grasping a straws. Andalusians have "petite" heads, slate legs, straight combs, whiteish earlobes...

    ...anybody else?
     

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