Thought I was getting Black Copper Marans...but....

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Leighe, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Leighe

    Leighe Songster

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    So my friend is breeding Black Copper Marans. I got some eggs and they hatched. Just not sure if they ARE Black Copper Marans or if hen was having an affair with someone else, lol. Two came out solid black (with some copper on back of neck....need to go learn chicken anatomy, sorry) but both have one white feather comin out on one side of them. Two of them came out grey with no feathers on their feet, a friend told me they could be Blue Marans....but I thought I'd come to the experts to ask as I've never had Black Copper Marans. I'll try to get pics and then I'll TRY to load them, I'm much better at raising chickens then takin and loadin pictures ya'll :he. Any possible ideas on whether any of these chicks could be Black Copper Marans?
     
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  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

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    Could you post a few pictures of them?
     
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  3. Leighe

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    I'll try to get pics tomorrow and post them....ugh...prayer please, lol
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    She could have blue, black copper ,and splash miarans recessively in her Birds.
    Karen
     
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  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    It's Not Unusual to see one white feather in the juvenile feathers in Black copper juveniles. sometimes when a black feather gets injured it can grow up white. if you pull it out and then it will grow back in Black again.
    Karen
     
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  6. kitkat5505

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    IMG_9389.JPG This is how my FBCM looked as chicks
     
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  7. Leighe

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    So the two greys, with no feathers on their feet, could still be Marans? I promise I'll have pics tomorrow. I'm gonna get a young man to help me.....kids are born with tech knowledge these days.
     
  8. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    What for goodness sake is that chick? I never saw black copper Marans with that much white on it. can't wait to see the rest of the pictures.
    Sigh,
    Karen
     
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  9. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    Yes, sometimes they dont have feathered feet
     
  10. Leighe

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    Okay....bear with me, I'm goin to try to get pictures onto computer..:fl
     

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