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Originally Posted by enola View Post

I am looking at this on a phone, but her feather pattern looks more cuckoo than barred. You may has ever a very nice little marans pullet.
Yayy, I will take the Cuckoo Maran. She is a gentle girl.
post #12 of 14

I think there's a pretty decent chance she's a Marans pullet. If she were a cross breed, it would be difficult to get that cuckoo pattern with no obvious leakage to pair with the white skin from a barnyard mix type situation. 

 

You'll have a better idea when she starts laying. My hatchery cuckoo Marans don't lay super dark eggs like my breeder black coppers do, but they were definitely darker than my regular brown egg layers (Rocks, sex links, etc). So hopefully she'll contribute toward a nice colorful egg basket :)

 

enola--big thumbs up on what you said! especially with horses----"Why is this horse worth your asking price?"  "Well, she's yeller and you can breed her and get yeller babies"......:thCause the auction pens aren't overflowing with palominos and buckskins.....

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Rachel BB

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post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post

I think there's a pretty decent chance she's a Marans pullet. If she were a cross breed, it would be difficult to get that cuckoo pattern with no obvious leakage to pair with the white skin from a barnyard mix type situation. 

You'll have a better idea when she starts laying. My hatchery cuckoo Marans don't lay super dark eggs like my breeder black coppers do, but they were definitely darker than my regular brown egg layers (Rocks, sex links, etc). So hopefully she'll contribute toward a nice colorful egg basket smile.png

enola--big thumbs up on what you said! especially with horses----"Why is this horse worth your asking price?"  "Well, she's yeller and you can breed her and get yeller babies"......th.gif Cause the auction pens aren't overflowing with palominos and buckskins.....
Thanks Donrae. Can't wait for her to lay her first egg.
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by donrae View Post
 

I think there's a pretty decent chance she's a Marans pullet. If she were a cross breed, it would be difficult to get that cuckoo pattern with no obvious leakage to pair with the white skin from a barnyard mix type situation. 

 

You'll have a better idea when she starts laying. My hatchery cuckoo Marans don't lay super dark eggs like my breeder black coppers do, but they were definitely darker than my regular brown egg layers (Rocks, sex links, etc). So hopefully she'll contribute toward a nice colorful egg basket :)

 

enola--big thumbs up on what you said! especially with horses----"Why is this horse worth your asking price?"  "Well, she's yeller and you can breed her and get yeller babies"......:thCause the auction pens aren't overflowing with palominos and buckskins.....


X2 on donrae's post.

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