Just rescued a little wanderer! First chicken in my care ever - Curious about breed.

rudys1992

Hatching
Dec 4, 2015
3
0
7
Poor thing was left abandoned with several others..Ive seen Marans chicks described similarly, though my experience into breeds is like, an hour of research on google so far !



 

rudys1992

Hatching
Dec 4, 2015
3
0
7
Quote: Hence why i decided to make an account here rather than fumble in the darkness of google images ! Thanks for your time.

Quote: Just googled the breed and wow the solid black is very beautiful.
 

misspopcorn

Hatching
Dec 1, 2015
4
1
9
North Carolina
I wish I had a better pic, but the dark chick is a Black Copper Maran. Its beak looks a bit darker than yours, but that probably varies from chick-to-chick. From what I remember, yours does look a lot like mine did at that age.
 

MamaBird072316

In the Brooder
Dec 4, 2015
34
0
29
It's hard to tell from the picture - is the breast grey or is it buff (light yellow)? I have an Australorp but I don't remember what she looked like at that age (it was 2 years and many chicks ago).

Good luck! Raising chicks from this tiny is sooo rewarding.
 

Michael OShay

Crowing
5 Years
May 14, 2014
25,581
2,437
438
Montana
I wish I had a better pic, but the dark chick is a Black Copper Maran. Its beak looks a bit darker than yours, but that probably varies from chick-to-chick. From what I remember, yours does look a lot like mine did at that age.
Black Copper Marans is a possibility, but I don't see any traces of the feathering on the legs which is typical with BCMs (of course hatchery quality BCMs sometimes lack the feathered legs).
 
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