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BC Coloration
#533956 04/16/21 09:53 AM
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What causes the deeper black coloration in BC? Mine are not usually this dark.

Is it seasonal, environmental, other?

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They are usually in shades like these.

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Re: BC Coloration
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BCP males will get very dark during spawn much like the lepomis species like BG, etc will during nest caretaking. I'd bet you caught a male off its bed and that the BCP are spawning or will soon be spawning in your pond.


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Re: BC Coloration
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Agreed. Spawning Male Black Crappie. Interesting note, even a spawning male White Crappie will turn darker during the spawn.

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Re: BC Coloration
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You are fortunate to have a good supply of BCP. I have been trying to get a batch going in my 6 acre pond but the big LMB keep eating them faster than they can spawn. The BG have also added to the problem by nest robbing the BCP and LMB

Re: BC Coloration
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Tbar, I have seen the males even darker then that during the pre-spawn and spawn, I will have to see if I can dig out some pics of some.


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