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Is this a splash maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Randy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Randy

    Randy Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    I bought some blue copper maran eggs online and while most of them look like BCM I did have one black and this splash colored one. Now at the time I didn't know about the blue gene and the different colors that you could get and at the time I wasn't too impressed. After reading about the blue gene on BYC I felt better about my birds but now I'm still not sure if I got ripped or not. This spash looking rooster has yellow feet and a little bit of red in his feathers. Is this thing pure maran or just a mongrel?


    Okay, here is what I got out of my next set of blue copper maran eggs that I got from someone else. Most of these didn't hatch or even develop. The black one I might could understand although the feathers on the neck look more yellow than copper but what about the other one? Any way that it's some type of blue copper or was I ripped on this lot too?

    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    I wish I could help, but I know nothing about marans. Perhaps someone knowledgeable will see this and have answers for you!
  3. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    My Blue Marans rooster has slate blue legs with feathering and my Splash Rooster has white legs with feathering. don't know if this helps, hopefully someone will come along with more info for you.
  4. Randy

    Randy Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    Yea I was thinking that marans didn't have yellow feet. Hopefully someone can tell me for sure.
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Marans (capitalized because it's a proper noun and always with an "s") don't have yellow feet.

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