marans and olive egger

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by tangled, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. tangled

    tangled Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    These are 6.5 wks old. Black copper marans excepting the white one which hatched from a marans egg. The lady I got them from also dabbles in olive eggers so I'm guessing this is a 1st generation OE. I also have a wheaten ameraucana that is a roo too so from my hatch, I think I have 4 out of 5 being cockerels. If that is the case, I'd like to know sooner than later so I can start hunting for some replacement chicks...
    This is the OE, I would guess Roo based on comb/wattle
    Marans #1 I think is a Roo
    Marans #2 I think is a Roo
    and Marans #3 I think might be a hen excepting her saddle looks suspicious and she is colored exactly as the other two.
    Please let me know what you guys think! This is my first attempt w/ chickens.
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    Never had chickens before but I think the first 3 are roos and the last one's a pullet
  3. dolly85

    dolly85 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2010
    The first three are roos and the last is your pullet. Time to start hunting for some replacement chicks! I don't think they are a first generation olive egger as they have single combs.
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Your guesses are right. The last one is the only pullet.
  5. tangled

    tangled Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2011
    Thanks to all. What luck, eh?! At least they were fun to hatch and raise.
  6. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Black copper marans? Where on earth is all the white coming from?
  7. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2009
    North Texas
    That is what Im thinking too...and as for the white chick being a first gen OE, I doubt it. The bird has a single comb, no muffs (of course, lack of muffs is not always indicative of a bird not being an EE), and WHITE legs.

    I also think these birds are rather rounded and cobby looking...almost cochin like...I don't think they are pure marans [​IMG]

    This is a picture of one of my black copper marans at about the same age.


    Granted, mine are hatchery stock, but the body shape is dramatically different. Mine kindof has the look of a puppy that hasn't quite grown into it's feet. It has a sleeker more elongated look than your birds which are very roundy and cute. Even their tails are very soft and blunted in shape. Their coloring would also make me suspect that there is another breed in the mix. They remind me very much of a cochin....

    My birds are now around ten weeks of age, and are just now starting to show some copper coloring on the nape of their necks.
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2011
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    They do look like Cochin mixes. Its hard to tell because of the grass, but it looks like the black/barred ones have quite a few feathers on their feet. They also have a round body shape. Here's a pic of my Cochins to compare (mine are pure Cochin-but the look alot like yours)
    I think mine are 5-6 weeks old in these pics
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  10. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 14, 2011
    here are my 3 french black copper marans (came from breeder) 1/ 2/ 3/

    i'm guessing 1 roo (feathering in very slowly)
    2 hens (very fast feathering)
    they were hatched on nov 8, 2011(around 3 weeks old) all date's and times on pics are correct. notice that one of the ones that i think is a hen has a good sized comb as well.

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