What type of maran is this rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Gttteacher, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. Gttteacher

    Gttteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought what I was told was a copper maran rooster. I have been crossing him with my copper hen and have gotten several black chicks. some with signs of red in them some without, but I also seem to be getting lots of yellow chicks. What have I really got?[​IMG]
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  2. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first picture is of a hen,right?

    The Maran rooster could be a mixed breed.I have never saw a Maran rooster look like that.He looks like he has Red Jungle Fowl in him.
     
  3. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I don't see any feathers on his legs... if none, then he is not a Marans...
     
  4. Gttteacher

    Gttteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    yes first picture is the hen. Wow never heard of red jungle fowl, but thanks I will look that up. here are a couple of pictures. the first chick hatched was the yellow one in the basket in first picture. then I had four more. three black and one reddish. the next picture is of the two most recent. [​IMG]
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  5. Gttteacher

    Gttteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't think they are--never thought about that. Thanks.
     
  6. Gttteacher

    Gttteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    How do the chicks have the feathered leg when the rooster doesn't? Is it a dominant allele? Will they have enough maran in them to lay the chocolate eggs if they are hens?
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I think the hen is part of your problem. I don't think she's a pure BCM. I've never seen a pure BCM have that much color down the chest and body. She lacks the copper collar a Marans should have. I think she's mixed with something, and that's causing mixed chicks. The rooster could also be a mixed breed, you'd have to try breeding him to another hen and see what happens.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree.
     
  9. Gttteacher

    Gttteacher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks will try to get another hen--currently she's my only one.
     
  10. Eggmachine11

    Eggmachine11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe the hen is aBlack sexlink.
     

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