Not much copper on this marans roo

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by seventreesfarm, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is BIg Boy, our 6 month old roo. He hatch from a batch of eggs from a blue/black/splash pen of marans from a BYCer.

    We sold the other cockerels from this hatch before they had much color, and the two pullets we got look normal.

    Will he get more copper as he ages, or do some copper marans just not get that colorful?

    We're using him to breed Olivers, so the color isn't as important as his conformation, temperament, and dark egg genes. I'm just curious...
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  2. brandoncakes

    brandoncakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually at 6 mos the coloring is pretty mature. You could wait a year to make sure. My mottled cochins got their mottled feathers at 7 months. It was mostly patchy black and white feathers until then. I dont know if its the same for coppering.
     
  3. Broad St Farm

    Broad St Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That a nice male. Would like to see more color.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Pretty roo!
     
  5. Aaisha

    Aaisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    sure that is correct!
     

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