are we cuckoo maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ShortCircuitRanch2332, May 6, 2011.

  1. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I bought 2 chicks today and the seller said he believed they were cuckoo maran but wasnt sure PLEASE tell me they are I have been on the hunt for them since I started chickens again 5 months ago but im sure I couldn't be that lucky LOL
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    this is the chick on the rite in the above pic
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    and this one the left
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    I will anxiously await your suggestions [​IMG] Hopefully there in my favor this time LOL
     
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  2. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, a boy and a girl. Unless not.
     
  3. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are cuckoo maran? and unless not what lol
     
  4. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Quote:I am one for barred, not cuckoo, but yes, they look like it to me.

    By the way, even the singular form of Marans has an "S" on it. So, one chicken is still a Marans, not Maran. Just some extra info.
     
  5. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH that is great SO if they are barred or cuckoo are they still gonna be a chocolate egger?????
    thats great to know I was going by the seller and the mcmurray magazine they have it labeled as maran lol guess they aren't always rite
     
  6. Nikki1976

    Nikki1976 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just bought 11 cuckoo marans chicks last Friday and your two look just like them!! I hope that's what you got!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OH so do I want cuckoo marans SO bad and I really hope these are them
     
  8. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the chicks, but I can tell you that my Silver Cuckoo Marans hen lays a nice medium brown colored egg, but nothing like the eggs my French Black Copper Marans hen lays. You need to find a BCM breeder and get some eggs or chicks from them. You will LOVE the dark eggs. I have a Blue Marans and Splash Marans, and neither of them are as dark as the BCM's eggs.

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  9. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I WANT those eggs lol and I love the marans they are beautiful I have tried to find a breeder there really is none were I live except online [​IMG]
     
  10. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a post on here about cuckoo and white Marans, you may try asking there. For some reason (don't really know why) but I don't think they are.
     

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