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Is this a Copper Maran or Giant Black Jersey chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Jfrk4ever, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Jfrk4ever

    Jfrk4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    HI - we inherited 11 baby chicks from a girlfriend who hatched a dozen eggs for a 4-H/Homeschool project for her kids. She had no idea what breeds she was getting and the flock is pretty mixed. A good half dozen, though, look like this picture. From looking online at chick pictures, I am wondering if it is either a Copper Maran chick or a Giant Black Jersey chick (maybe I'm wrong on both counts!) Can anyone else give me some pointers/thoughts? I am new to chickens, still! :)

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  2. AraucanaAnnie

    AraucanaAnnie Chillin' With My Peeps

    I think maybe black australorps or jersey giants, marans look different. They are so cute!
     
  3. ChickenLover603

    ChickenLover603 Out Of The Brooder

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    If there are no feathers on their legs, they aren't marans.
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Not all Marans have feathered legs, but I agree. They look like Jersey Giants or Austrolorps.
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  5. Jfrk4ever

    Jfrk4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone for your responses!! I agree the chicks mostly likely seem to be either Giant Black Jersery or Australorps!! They really look similar to the Australorps in the pictures I've looked at since your responses! :)

    Excited to see what they look like as they get older! :)
     

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