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?