Please help with two black breed identification!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Aves, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Aves

    Aves Out Of The Brooder

    explain the physical differences (besides the rust on the neck) between australorp and english black copper maran pullets of similar age around 6 - 8 weeks. I received some chicks from a friend, she stated that some were BCM and one was BA. I can't tell the difference in breeds between all 3 chicks...LOL
    Thanks


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    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  2. gamechicken

    gamechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    the black cooper chicken i have 2 of them the color of the babys r black and white so if they r justed black and white they r pure black cooper chickens i know i have a book on them
     
  3. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    i agree my black copper marans has some white feathers. if you have a chick like that its probobly the marans [​IMG]
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Both Australorps and Marans are black and white as chicks. . . [​IMG]



    Honestly I find it interesting that one would actually find English standard and truly purebred Black Coppers, but, that aside - As youngins it is a little hard to tell, however the Marans should grow bigger and faster, and eventually have a better looking body (more filled out) But of course, not all Marans are nicely filled out.
     

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