anyone heard of a cukoo maroo?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by birddog, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. birddog

    birddog Out Of The Brooder

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    just picked up some chicks from the feed store today and one of them is a cukoo maroo? never heard of them. the guy said they look like a barred rock when full grown? what is their temperment?
    thanks
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    He probably means a cuckoo marans. And yes, they do look like barred rocks as adults, but they lay super dark eggs!
     
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    I think he meant Cuckoo Maran, they lay a very dark brown egg.
    I have two, nice calm personality.


    Have fun with your chicks!

    Nancy
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Score to you if you found one at the feed store! Mine couldn't order any.
    So I got Welsummers.
     
  5. birddog

    birddog Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for your response. do you think they will get along with my 2-sex-links and americaunanas? i also got a buff chick today as well. my daughter and myself are having the time of our lives with this whole chicken thing. oh yea we got 2 sebright chicks today as well.
     
  6. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    They should get along fine, how old are the others?

    I'm in a yahoo group that is mainly based in the Sonoma area,
    we have a Spring Fling with a potluck and activities for the
    kids and adults.. all chicken related. Send me a pm if you are interested, I can give you more details... it's in April and lots of fun.

    Nancy
     
  7. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    Welcome to BYC, welcome to your new favorite hobby, and welcome to the world of Marans!

    Here is my trio...Francois and the girls:

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