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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ALChickGal, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal In the Brooder

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    Someone gave us these two when they were about one month old. They had bought them for their kids for Easter, but they live in town. He couldn't remember what breed they were. He thought the man who sold them to him said that they were a Blue Silkie mix. They are appx. 6 months old now and such pretty girls. Both have only a few feathers on their feet. Any ideas?
    Thanks for your help!

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  2. Veer67

    Veer67 Songster

    They actually look a lot like Blue Copper Marans. Do they have reddish or orangish feathers on their necks?
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
  3. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal In the Brooder

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    I've not seen... or noticed any. Hmmm... I'll look closer tomorrow. They haven't laid any eggs yet, either, so no clues there.
     
  4. dschicken

    dschicken In the Brooder

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    It does look like a maran. Beautiful birds what ever they r.
     
  5. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

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    They do look like Blue Copper Marans. If they are then they will/should lay you dark brown eggs. Marans are one of the breeds known as chocolate egg layers.
     
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  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    They look like Blue Copper Marans to me. Very pretty birds! You'll know for sure if they are Marans if you start getting some dark brown eggs.
     
  7. ClucksAndPeeps

    ClucksAndPeeps Songster

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    Blue Copper Marans, you'll get some awfully pretty eggs
     

  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    Blue Copper Marans, which is a breed of chicken known for laying some of the darkest brown eggs of any breed. Your hens are really beautiful! And in case you wanted to know, both are pullets.
     
  9. ALChickGal

    ALChickGal In the Brooder

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    I appreciate your help so much! I thought that they looked like Blue Copper Marans, but since I am so new to this, I wasn't sure. I think that they are pretty, too. I hope that they will lay soon.. I'm so anxious to see what a "chocolate" egg might look like. Some of our girls (I think the Sexlinks and RIRs) just started laying this week, but these and others have not yet. Maybe soon?? As best I can estimate, they should be about 27 weeks old. I'm loving BYC.... you all are so helpful!!
    Blessings!
     

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