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Australorps or Copper Morans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HenPenny, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lewisville tx
    I have 2 of each hatch. And of course they mingled. They look almost alike. Anyway to tell real quick which is which? I thought the two with feathered legs would help but I read sometimes morans have clean legs.
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Maran have both clean and feathered legs. The French style is feathered, American standard is clean I believe. Anywho, the Aussies have clean legs and yellow feet bottoms.
  3. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    Jersey Giants have yellow bottomed feet. Australorp is pink/whitish.
  4. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lewisville tx
    I can't tell a difference in color in the feet. The older they are getting the more they look alike. When the Australorps were first born they had more yellow fuzz on the tummy. But now they are turning white.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  5. justtoni44

    justtoni44 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 13, 2010
    I hatched marans and Oprs at the same time last year.black, blue and splash.
    Some marans with clean legs.
    I do not remember exactly how long, but I had to wait quite awhile to figure out who was who....
    About made myself crazy checking eye color and on and on.
    Time took care of the problem..........They eventually showed thier individual qualities.
    Good luck [​IMG]
  6. HenPenny

    HenPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2011
    Lewisville tx
    I guess time will tell then. LOL These are such hyper active chicks. They are into everything and making all kinds of noise cheeping. They all try to jump into my hands. It's pretty strange to me. I've previously hatch out Ameracaunas, silkies, barred rockes and turkens. They were all so calm,sweet and would spook very easlily. They would barley let me hold them. I like these new guys!
  7. edgarmongold

    edgarmongold Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Quote:The APA Standard of Perfection calls for feathered legs on the Marans.

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