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Marans Chick Feathering Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by eggdd, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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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.
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    It's normal. [​IMG]
     
  3. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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....? [​IMG]
     
  4. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Black chickens usually have white tips to chick feathers especially the males.
     
  5. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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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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