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Are they Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by frankenchick, May 20, 2011.

  1. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 rescue hens. One, I know is a BR; the others, I can't pin down.

    color: glossy black with a bottle-green sheen, some copper lacing on throat
    comb: large single
    egg color: dark brown, but not REALLY dark
    legs: clean
    eyes: black
    skin: pale
    "personality": very chatty, like to roost

    Are they Marans? Any other ideas?
     
  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Good description---what color are the legs? So far, I'd say Marans or black sex-links.
     
  3. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Their skin is sort of "pasty" -- like a dark-haired guy's legs the first time he wears shorts in the summer. Not their best feature!
     
  4. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] teeHee.. the visual! Thanks!
     
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Sounds to me like you could have yourself a black copper Marans hen. Just the clean legged variety. Good for you!
     
  6. frankenchick

    frankenchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks; I'm gonna go check this out. [​IMG]
     

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