Truly black copper marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by bsherman3, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. bsherman3

    bsherman3 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 5 month old rooster that I got as a week old chick and raised. When I got him as a chick, I was told that he was a black copper marans. His coloring is coming in nicely, but he is looking pretty silver around the neck. Is he really a birchen marans?


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    Last edited: Aug 1, 2016
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    He does look Marans, but that isn't Black Copper. I'd say he is indeed Birchen.
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Marans mix
     
  4. bsherman3

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    I thought he might be a mix. What's disappointing is that it seems like I can hardly find anyone in my area that is honest about these rarer breeds. At least he's still pretty nice looking. Maybe he'll lead to some nice olive eggers
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with Queen Misha
     
  6. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say he's a Birchen as well. The wing bars and saddle feathers should be silver like the hackle feathers. A clearer pic would help.
     
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  8. bsherman3

    bsherman3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. We 100% agree.

    I will try to get some clearer pictures tonight. I'd say he looks mostly birchen but the wing bars have some gold/copper to them.
     
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  10. summerb123

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