Who is our mother?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jennajolynne, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chirping

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    DCEF6188-8231-49DC-B141-F8E230617D1B.jpeg Okay these babies were hatched from my eggs. My roo is a black copper maran. Hens I have include cukoo maran, Brahma, australorp, salmon faverolle, EE, silkie, buff orph, ISA brown, and polish (but they obviously aren’t polish). Who is the mother to these cuties? Any guesses?
     
  2. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Enabler

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    Do they have feathered legs? What is skin color?
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Could you post a picture of their feet, please?
     
  4. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chirping

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  5. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chirping

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    Their legs are not feathered. I’ll take a pic when I am home on lunch.
     
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    I stand corrected. One has feathered legs.
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    Chick #1 has feathered feet, 4 toes, pea comb, and muffs/beard. Most likely the Easter Egger was the mother. The Faverolle would have passed on extra toes, and the Brahma doesn't have muffs.
    Chick #2 is more difficult because of fewer defining characteristics. You can rule out the Silkies, Faverolles, Easter Egger, and Brahma. That leaves the Australorp, red sexlink, Orpington, and Cuckoo Marans (assuming she's clean legged). You'll have to wait a bit longer to narrow it down more.
    Also, how certain are you that the rooster is purebred Black Copper Marans?
     
  8. jennajolynne

    jennajolynne Chirping

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    Super helpful! Thank you! Pretty positive my roo is purebred black copper maran.
     
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