New BCM chicks color question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by redwood, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. redwood

    redwood Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 13, 2012
    Just got my new Black Copper Marans chicks yesterday. I am new to the breed but I have never seen this much color in 2 week old chicks. Is this normal? I appreciate any information and apologize for the picture being upside down but I hope you can see what you need to see. I have 2 other chicks from a different source that look like what I would expect a 2 week old bcm chick to look like.

  2. TaylorHobbyFarms

    TaylorHobbyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    I am not saying it is the wrong color, but my Black Copper Maran chicks do not usually start showing copper in their feathers for at least 8 weeks and sometimes longer than that. You may want to post your question on the Marans Thread unless you get some more responses here.
  3. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

    May 28, 2010
    Wolverine Country
    Hi, These chicks should have the penguin look with more white . These will be over colored with brown and if you are breeding to the SOP will be culls. If you are just wanting Dark eggs they will work fine .

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