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Is This a Blue Birchen Marans Rooster or Something Else?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BCMaraniac, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sorry about the photo quality. I was outside of a breeding pen trying to snap photos with my phone. This pair's offspring have been 3 splash rooster, 2 splash pullets, two blue pullets with silver hackles and one black pullet with silver hackles.

    I have all of the offspring except for one splash pullet, but the weather hasn't been fit to make photos. There is no copper flecking on any of the splash offspring, and no gold bleeding in the blue and black pullets.

    I am just really curious exactly what I have. Any thoughts based on this pair??
     
  2. Thataussielady

    Thataussielady Out Of The Brooder

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    Judging from the colour and size I would say so
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    looks like a blue birchen marans
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You seem to have a Blue Birchen Marans. Pretty bird!
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree.
     
  6. BCMaraniac

    BCMaraniac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, guys. Someone told me that he was a cross between a birchen and a copper......I didn't understand that.

    Here are some pics I snapped with my phone today of the splash offspring from the two blues I posted in the picture at the beginning of the thread. Does anybody know if this is what a Splash Birchen is supposed to look like? The pullet on the right in the first picture if from early last spring, and the roosters hatched this past August.


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