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White chick from French Black Copper Marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by perrym1962, May 12, 2011.

  1. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought 12 hatching eggs from seller on ebay. Pure French Black Copper marans and that is all they have on the place. !00% positive feedback rating on seller. One I hatched:/ is solid white. Huh? Think maybe they are not pure bred? Just wondering, don't know anything about them.
     
  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    Quote:If the chick is white, it is probably a wheaten. Some lines of BCMs have wheaten genes floating around in them. It's not the end of the world. Actually some of the darkest egg lines do.

    It's hard for breeders to breed out, since it's a recessive trait, and only shows up occasionally.
     
  3. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I don't now anything about them except they are beautiful!!
     
  4. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    Lucky you to get a wheaten! I love the way they look [​IMG]
     
  5. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    maybe band that one, so you'll know who it is. If it's a girl, it will be obvious, but if it's a boy, it will look very similar to the BCMs.
     
  7. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info!!
     
  8. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Congrats
     
  9. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the edge of insanity
    Love the photos! I can understand the worry! [​IMG]
     
  10. cthrash1

    cthrash1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Somerset, KY
    You'll know by 2 wks if it's a male or female. Wheaten males start to feather in with black down the back females don't have as much black on them.
     

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