Am I really a cucko maran???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Paganrose, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this hen and her sister a year ago from a feed store bin marked Maran pullets.... Is she really a maran??? Her and her sister's eggs are only a slight shade darker than my other hens. She weights at most 5 lbs. Her sister about 6.5 lbs. She is just finishing with a moult.

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  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yep yep, looks like a cuckoo to me! Grats!
     
  3. WA4-Hpoultrymom

    WA4-Hpoultrymom Never enough coops...

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    She looks more like a barred rock to me. Are her legs really as yellow as they look in the photo? Marans have white legs.
     
  4. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She has light yellow/tan legs, defently not white, same color as my wandotte hens.

    Here is a pic of chicks I believe hatched from her eggs (dad is a wandotte) if that helps at all. You can see some white bars or stripes on the wings.

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  5. chichick

    chichick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    But BR's have yellow beaks too. Tht one looks black [​IMG]
     
  6. Paganrose

    Paganrose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her beak is moulted black and yellow....
     
  7. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not a Marans. It's a barred rock.

    Sorry!
     
  8. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    or a marans barred rock cross breed [​IMG]
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    She looks like a cross to me. Her legs look too short to be pure BR, and she's too light in coloring.
     
  10. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, I was tempted to say Barred Rock at first, but her legs and beak are WAY off color for that. It could be that you have a mix of the two, OR you have a really poor quality Marans.

    Well, poor quality for show standards. She's probably a high quality sweetie!
     

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