Please help with these juvenile chickens!!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by suliah, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]This was sold to me as a Black Copper maran. I believe it is... The comb was the same size when I got her, 4 weeks ago, so I'm thinking she's a girl?

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    Blue Laced Red Wyandotte


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    [​IMG]hen or roo?

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    Pip and Squeak-- supposed to be Appenzeller Spitzhauben


    Guesses on gender?


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    Lacey-- Buff Polish? I'm guessing female based on her afro

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    Buff Polish 2-- guessing Male?

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    Please name the breed! This was sold to me as a Wheaten Maran... He's clearly a rooster. I also have another that's clearly female but looks just like him.

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    Any help would be appreciated!!!
     
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    1st bird: Black Copper Marans pullet
    2nd bird: Leaning towards cockerel based on wide comb.
    3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th birds: Too young to tell gender. They do appear to be the breeds you think they are, though.
    Last bird: Might be a Wheaten Marans, or a Partridge Cochin.

    We should be able to make better gender guesses when your chicks are older. I would post some new photos in 2-4 weeks.
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I agree with these guesses.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your first pullet isn't a black copper, though. They should be pure black on the body, with a copper necklace. Your bird shows brown coloring on the body, which means she's mixed. If she came from the same folks with the wheaton, they could have interbred. My understanding is wheaton is the bane of the black copper breeder, it's recessive and crops up from time to time.
     
  5. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, she does have copper on the body... I saw the chickens from the place I got the chicks, and they were stored apart (however I did see that one of the fences had come apart when I was there, so that could be common). Do you think it's a black copper mixed with a wheaten? Or was it mixed a couple generations back?

    Really I just wanted the eggs, so they should be dark either way right?

    Also, could that last one be a Partridge Penedesenca? The guy had those too, but the feathered feet are throwing me off!
     

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