opinions on marans gender

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chicken pickin, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 4 marans chicks and they are still young at 2 weeks 5 days. I know way to young to tell for sure But I thought I would share some pictures of my cute little chicks and see what you all thought. I know for sure I have 1 roo Ill post him first.

    #1 Cooper FBCM
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    #2 Angel FBCM shes in the back of cooper in the last pic also
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    #3 Twinkle Blue Marans(to the right in the last pic also)
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    #4 Scout Splash Marans
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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    The ones you are questioning look like pullets at this point, but that can change :)
     
  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks Im hoping they are [​IMG] If not Ill just have to get more chicks in the spring[​IMG]

    Any other opinions? Also does anyone else with a splash chick have pics of how they feather out. Ive been looking up pics but all the splash chicks I find seem to be pretty white with a "splash" of blues and blacks. My splash chick has tons of dark feathers. I was just curious what she/he will look like grown.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Your splash doesn't look splash to me. Too much black.

    Splash should look the same in all breeds.

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    Here is a splash marans chick from feather site. Also - I don't know why, but some people insist on calling it blue splash. I've been instructed that it doesn't exist. There is just splash.
     
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    So if not splash than what color is it turning into? Its wing feathers are coming in white, blue and black(lots of black). I can get more pics if needed. I was told by the woman I bought them from that the chicks I have were hatched from a batched of marans eggs that were from a BYC members. Charm1704.
     
  6. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Splash is 2 copies of the blue gene.

    She is either blue, black or splash.

    Blue X Blue = 50% Blue, 25% Black, 25% Splash
    Blue X Black = 50% Blue, 50% Black
    Blue X Splash = 50% Blue, 50% Splash
    Black X Black = 100% Black
    Black X Splash = 100% Blue
    Splash X Splash = 100% Splash * breeding this way will dilute your splashes, and they will fade more with each subsequent breeding.
     

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