my first thought when looking at this Roo was 'Cuckoo Marans'. Then I saw the leg color....I'm going with Cochin cross, does it have 5 toes? A nice looking boy none the less. And this was fun, we should play 'guess the breed ' more often. Great learning tool.
Originally Posted by Ray from PA
A better possibility than cochin,,, didn't look that closely at the coloring,,, and not that familiar with the cuckoo version,,, could help you with egg color possibly.
Originally Posted by Ray from PA Can anyone tell me if there were MARANS entered at the farm show,,,, and possibly guess how many were entered ???
Only 2 Marans at the FS, a BC Marans boy and girl, not sure of age. I got pictures and can post if you'd like. Although the boy was lying down and so his type is a mystery to me. They looked ok, I didn't like the combs on either of them but they did not DQ. The boy's coloring was a bit uneven, too much straw in the hackles (same problem I'm having), and not enough copper on the girl.
A breeder who entered over 150 birds did not show up, that left a lot of empty cages. I thought I saw that there would be 6 Marans there, but there was only the 2, they both took 1st place.