Marans Chicks -colors?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Miranda2609, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Miranda2609

    Miranda2609 In the Brooder

    Sep 16, 2011
    Springfield, VT
    I am currently hatching out some chicks that came from Blue Copper/Black Copper/Splash Marans. I was wondering if you could tell the color they would be once they're hatched out and dried off? One of mine has a black back with yellow coloring on it's belly and under it's beak. The other one that has hatched is a yellowish color with a little bit of black/silver stripes/shading on it's back and neck.

  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Crowing

    Jul 16, 2009
    blacks coppers will have black chick down with some cream/yellow underbelly
    blues will be just like blacks but with grey color instead of the black
    splash will look much more light than the blues..
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Here are some black copper chicks

    Here are some blue copper chicks ( a little older) Sometimes the really dark blue ones can fool you because they almost look black. It should be easier to tell on the underfluff color when they feather in and you can see the difference between the true feathers and the fuzzy underneath stuff. They blues do always have a more bluish greyish undercolor than the blacks.

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