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Why is this BCM chick white?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Sirenic, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. Sirenic

    Sirenic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a beautiful blue copper maran roo and 2 beautiful black copper maran hens and my first egg from them hatched a white chick..Confused? Never seen this before and I've hatched many BCMs. - I have a dozen more in the bator due to hatch soon... so I guess we'll see what those come out as?

    Anyone else ever had this happen?

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    Last edited: Mar 12, 2015
  2. Hatching

    Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If your hens are split to blue and over a blue rooster then the chick could be a splash.

    Love the psyduck in the first pic :)
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Looks a lot like a Splash to me, too.
     
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    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  5. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Blue copper x black copper can only result in blue and black coppers. If by chance one of your black hens is actually blue then splash copper is a possibility. Or your male and at least one hen carry recessive white. Going by my monitor I would say recessive white.
     
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