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What colour variation is this Maran chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Cross2Twins, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. Cross2Twins

    Cross2Twins Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi BYC people,
    I had three chicks hatch today under a broody hen, (1x Araucana and 1x Black Copper Marans and other unknown colour variation of a Maran) :D

    I would like to know what he/she colour she is, she looks a welsummer. The cockerel
    is a Wheaten Maran and the hen is a BC Maran.
    This is her/him.
    [​IMG]

    Thanks Olivia.

    P.S I live in Australia that's why I write "colour" like that!
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    If the hen and the rooster are not the same color variety, the chicks will not be standard colors.
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know. But that chick is super cute![​IMG] Please keep us updated as it grows.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Your black copper could be recessive for wheaton. I think the bird may either be wheaton or a mix that's not a standard color.
     
  5. Cross2Twins

    Cross2Twins Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks the chick is so lovely and quiet!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on both of the above posts.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    agreed
     
  9. Cross2Twins

    Cross2Twins Out Of The Brooder

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    Could it be a Golden Salmon Maran? Those chicks look exactly the same. Her feathers are starting to flourish too.
     
  10. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    To be a golden salmon, both parents have to be golden salmon. the OP's bird has different color variety parents, so it likely won't be any standard color variety.
     

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