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Barred rock, California gray, cuckoo maran????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by HeatherTheMommy, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK so today I picked up some more pullets since my last experience was rocky and I'm stuck with 9 roosters. I can't remember if I got 2 barred rocks or 1 rock and 1 cuckoo. I can't tell them apart. I also know I got 1 California gray. I know with barred rocks thick white stripes mean roo. Is this for all 3 breeds? I'm so nervous that I have another rooster because one seems to be more white striped than the others.
     
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  2. littlegreywolf

    littlegreywolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pictures, please! :)
     
  3. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred Rock= yellow skin, red earlobes.
    Cuckoo Marans= White skin, red earlobes
    California Grey=smaller, lighter built, yellow skin, white earlobes.
    The rules for sexing regarding the barring color hold true for every breed that is pure for the barring gene.
     
  5. BirdieBirdie

    BirdieBirdie Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow. This is super informative. I thought I had a barred rock but it looks like she's a cuckoo maran after all! Our Noche is a proud mama with 2 babies following her around. She's a great mo: attentive, cautious, protective. You'll love having one!
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Easy mistake to make, especially since hatchery Cuckoo Marans don't lay the dark brown eggs the breed is known for.
     
  7. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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