"Assorted Marans" Hmmm...What do you think?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happyhenslivehere, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. happyhenslivehere

    happyhenslivehere Out Of The Brooder

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    Went to an auction today and bought 21 chicks labeled "assorted marans" for .50 each - I know there are some Cuckoo's in there, mostly cockerels (the one I was for sure was a pullet died *sob*) but these others I'm not so sure about? I did some researching and they look more like Welsummer chicks to me, but I'm no pro. I realize there are a lot of pictures, but I'm at a loss here. Throw out your best guesses!! I still think they're cuties regardless of their ethnicity. [​IMG]

    Pretty sure these are CM boys:
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    Pretty sure this is a pullet, but I dunno.
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    Sorry there's not a good pic of the legs...if that's vital to their heritage then I can run out there and take a peek. [​IMG]
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    Views of the whole gang.
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    Here you can see a noticeable difference between the light and dark chicks.
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    Lighter chicks:
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    Lighter colored chick with different markings:
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  2. silverlining

    silverlining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, oh! I'm getting the thrill of feeling like I know something. The 3rd pic, and the later pic with the yellow-ish chick with the almost red stripe, and black markings around the eyes, look exactly like my 3 "Ameracauna" (but more likely EE since they are from a big hatchery) babies! Mine have bare legs, which range from light slate to very slate colored.
     
  3. silverlining

    silverlining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    rats, I just realized mine have super super fluffy cheeks though.
     
  4. happyhenslivehere

    happyhenslivehere Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I went and looked, and they really are sleek cheeked (haha) - Interestingly enough, there is one with light slate-ish legs but the others are more yellowy...all of them do have bare legs.
     
  5. georgialee

    georgialee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The third pic looks like welsummers to me. Not sure one the other ones. They're all really cute!
     
  6. happyhenslivehere

    happyhenslivehere Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Kinda what I was thinking. I suppose it would be easy to get them all jumbled together considering they both come out of dark eggs. I think they're cuties, and hopefully I end up with a decent amount of girls out of the bunch. [​IMG] Only time will tell! Can't complain for .50 cents each. Unless of course they're all boys and then I'll have to complain. [​IMG]
     

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