Marans chicks- mystery colors and gender? Wheaten?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by everythingjane, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. everythingjane

    everythingjane Out Of The Brooder

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    I had the chance to get some odd colored chicks that hatched from black copper marans and they were so pretty I couldn't resist... I'm trying to determine if they are a recognizeable color or just pretty sports who should lay dark eggs.. Hopefully they are all pullets??.. The smallest/youngest is a little harder to tell both gender and color (pics farther down)...
    The white/columbian colored one is a Marans/Ameraucana.
    In this first photo, are the two in front wheaten marans?

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    I'm really confused about this little blue based chick on the right in the next two photos.. Also out of Black/blue copper marans.. My only guesses are maybe an overly copper blue or a blue wheaten (if it's a rooster)?
    This one is younger than the others.. not exactly sure on their ages..
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    Besides color, are genders apparent?
    Thanks!
     
  2. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    the pretty blue based one (which is awesome looking) l ooks a lot like a cockerel? Other than that the others i dunno [​IMG]
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    The one on the far right appears to be a blue wheaten and looks like a cockerel; the others look like pullets to me. [​IMG]
     
  4. everythingjane

    everythingjane Out Of The Brooder

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    UPDATE:

    The two lighter browns are Wheatens hens. I recently took photos of the blue based one because he's still a mystery.
    I had thought he was blue wheaten, but I think his chest would be blue instead of brown?

    Any ideas?
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  5. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think he is blue-copper.He has one shot E-birchen and one wheaten.This make him more brown on the chest.
     

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