Is this a Copper Maran Roo?-

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crash0330, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is 14 weeks old
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  2. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looks like a boy to me with the long tail feathers
     
  3. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I know he is a roo, but I want to know if it is a Maran
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Probably. Looks an awful lot like mine did, except mine are redder. They tend to get redder as they age, on the Marans thread they advised me to wait till at least 6 months old before deciding on my breeder roo based on coloring.

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    I had one turn out with waaaaay too much red -- pretty obvious
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  5. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    [​IMG] I don't see much red compared to Tala's. Is it a hatchery marans?
     
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  6. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

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    It is the rooster's age, the red shows up more as they age for some of them.
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:Mine didn't get red till past 18 weeks, the op stated their bird was only 14 weeks old.
    The really red one is probably close to 30 weeks in the pic, as I was advised to keep them till 6 months before culling for my breeding program.

    Unfortunately my BEST looking roo got attacked by a dog and I had to put him down a few nights ago [​IMG] So much for my BCM breeding plans (at this time). My birds came from Craigslist, and the guy said they were Davis lines. How pure they are I don't know, but the eggs look good and the birds are large with big legs like Davis birds are known for, so he was probably telling the truth I just don't know how many generations it's been since they were really Davis birds. [​IMG]
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yes, that's a BCM - But don't expect his coloring to turn out good. If he's got that little of coppering at that stage, chances are they won't get much better. I've had plenty of boys like that.
     
  9. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys is great to knowthat he is actually a BCM roo even if its not the best quality, I dont breed them for show I just wanna have different colored eggs, and well Im gonna cross this little guy with my EE's to get some olive eggers.
    Also this chick started as an all black chick and now well its getting red feathers and like you guys said its probably gonna get even more red feathers as it grows up, I always thought in order for that to happen the black feathers would have to fall off and then he'd get new red feathers, but just now Im finding out that the feathers actually change colors, That is awesome!!!!!
     

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