Is this a black copper maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jmanderson777, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. jmanderson777

    jmanderson777 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 4, 2011
    I bought 4 chicks that were supposed to be black copper marans. I have never had this breed before but they just don't seem right to me. Maybe their true feathers will come in. I didn't think they had any white on them. They also have feathered legs if that helps and 4 toes. They are approximately 3 weeks old. Here is one of them. Also any clue what the red spot on the side of its face is? Been there since we got it and it looks like its the feather color.

    Last edited: Apr 17, 2012
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    try posting in the marans thread that thread moves very fast though so you might have to post a few times and keep track of what page and post number is your post if you get off
  3. popsicle

    popsicle Chillin' With My Peeps

    The feathered legs are right. Also, if you do a google image search for "black copper marans chicks" you will see that they do start out with some white. I can't help you with the red spot--I don't know if that's normal or not as I've only gotten marans as POL pullets.

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