is this a black copper maran rooster?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pidgey104, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    Just wonder if you guys this this is a black copper maran or just a mutt.
    Was looking for a maran rooster that has better color then the one I have over my hens.
    Collected this one from the local zoo here

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    This is the bad colored rooster I need replaced

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Maybe, but I would be hesitant to use him for breeding with his unknown background.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks like a Black Copper Marans rooster to me.
     
  5. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I'm hesitant as well. Thought about trying him over the hens and hatch out some chicks and see what comes out. Not easy to get another rooster and I hate the color of the one I have right now.
     
  6. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He looks like a fbcm, but not the best example I've ever seen. Seems overly orange, and his legs seem awfully short.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm with the group--he's probably a bcm, but he's nowhere near breeding quality. I think he has way too much color/leakage, his legs are too short, and he seems very light bodied. I'd keep looking, myself.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree
     

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