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Barred or Cuckoo?

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I can't tell if my little Jap hens are Barred or Cuckoo.  How can you tell or are they the same?

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post #2 of 7

not sure which way to go with yours barred birds have crisper defined barring and cuckoo birds have splotchier makings.

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post #3 of 7

They look cuckoo to me.

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post #4 of 7

I also say cuckoo. tongue Very pretty.

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Here is one of my Barred Rock hens (Bantam)
It is hard to tell, they look the same to me. idunno

http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com/pictures/files/1/5/7/7/bbrs11_08_021.jpg

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post #6 of 7

L&S, on a good barred bird, there's no comparison between Barred and Cuckoo.  Here's a photo of one of my birds:
Standard Pullet:
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g259/jrsygntbrdr1/Poultry/Chickens272.jpg

Cuckoo coloration on Maran:
http://hamandeggsranch.com/live/sc_maran_silcuckoo_hen4psbr.jpg

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post #7 of 7

Cuckoo.

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