Marans Chick Feathering Question

eggdd

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Jul 12, 2011
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i have eight one week old french cooper marans. all of them have white feathers coming in on the bottom of their wings. is this normal? will they change color? is it a sign of bad quality? sign of a mix breed?

thanks.
 

eggdd

Songster
8 Years
Jul 12, 2011
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0
109
thanks. does it mean anything else? or just...it's normal?

all of the pictures i can find show the bird being black and cooper - - no white. thought i'd ask. perhaps i should just wait and see....?
 

Debbi

Crowing
9 Years
May 2, 2010
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The white wing feathers or most of them, should molt out with the "juvenile" molt. If they aren't gone after the adult molt, at about a year old, then you may want to cull them out of your breeding flock.
 

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