Are these both barred rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Calisunshine, Oct 2, 2014.

  1. Calisunshine

    Calisunshine Out Of The Brooder

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    I have one hen laying a dark brown egg and I'm trying to figure it out who it is! Are these both barred rock?

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    The dark brown egg must come from one of these girls!

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    Last edited: Oct 2, 2014
  2. ArekE

    ArekE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, those are both barred rocks sometimes their egg color can vary i have one RIR that lays a dark brown egg and the other one lays an egg with with more of a tan coloring.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are not Barred Rocks. Barred Rocks have yellow legs. The light slate legs identify them as Cuckoo Marans hens, which lay dark brown eggs, commonly referred to as chocolate eggs. One of these two CMs is your dark brown egg layer.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    X3 on this.
     
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I was wondering about this, also. The leg color looks dark, but I'm not sure if it's just washed out from being at the end of a laying cycle and needing to molt and replenish. Cause I was thinking the culprit could be the Welsummer hen, front right in the middle pic, but again her legs look the same as the barred birds' do.
     
  7. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What luck to think you're getting BR and end up with CMs! LOL!
     
  8. Frizzlett98

    Frizzlett98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 Cuckoo Marans that everyone, including me, thought were BR's. The white legs and uneven barring make them Marans. I have 2 BR hens as well. None are laying but the dark brown eggs mean Marans. Barred Rocks will have more even barring.
     

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