Are my BR's really Marans????????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mbleily, May 27, 2008.

  1. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been thinking the two hens I have that are black and white are barred rocks. I kept waiting for the bars to be more pronounced. Today I looked at them really close and their legs are not yellow! They have a pink/white look to them. The Domonique that I thought was a barred rock for a long time....has very yellow legs and it is very easy to see the difference.

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    I have two like this one. I am so hoping they are marans. ;}

    While I am at it does this look like a roo to you?? They are going on 9 weeks here. HE/she doesn't act rooish yet but the other one isn't this red around the waddles and face.

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  2. tx_dane_mom

    tx_dane_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it IS a BR it sure looks alot different than any I have had, as far as poor barring. I can't see the head well enough to give my opinion.
     
  3. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK I went out and took a bunch of pictures. I don't need to post them all here because they are all on my blog. I hope you will go look at them. I got some good head shots and some of the legs. Thanks so much for you help.

    http://www.bleilysgems.com/Chickens/
     
  4. keeperofthehearth

    keeperofthehearth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Look like Marans to me. The pic is identical to my 3 I got fm Ideal. Congrats!! [​IMG]
     
  5. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:WOO WOO!! I am so glad. I was happy with barred rocks but elated that they are Marans. If my SIL got a rooster out of hers I may cope a trade for something. LOL
     
  6. knippk

    knippk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NN's are my fav. breed of chickens.....it looks like a hen to me!!!! Good luck!!!
     
  7. megshenhut

    megshenhut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like the 3 marans hens that I have. The legs are definitely marans coloring. I have no idea about your NN.
     
  8. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I love them too! I am the only one in my family that like them. Everyone makes fun of them and me. LOL I don't care they are sweet birds and my birds and I can like them if I want to!!
    Thanks I thought she was until I saw that picture. It really doesn't seem like the comb is large enough for a boy. Anyway I am really hoping. I already have 5 roos and don't know what I am going to do with them all.
     
  9. mbleily

    mbleily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am so glad. Thanks so much for you input. It is really a surprise for me. I was sure they were BR until I looked at them today. It was like a bolt out of the blue to see the legs looking white to me. Do they change as they get older??? I swear they looked the same as the dominiques legs to start.
     
  10. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
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    I vote Marans, too. [​IMG]
     

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