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Barred Rock or Cuckoo Maran? A Hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1stTimeChikMama, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My cousin has raised this bird since it showed up with siblings that were mangled from a hawk (the others didn't survive). They were just day old chicks when she found them. She asked the only two neighbors (farmers and both own a few hundred acres) and they say they are not theirs. Anyway, she has raised the chick in her house and just brought "her" outside for "playtime" lol. Oh how I love my family [​IMG] But "she" was found with egg-tooth on 8/26. So she is about 6 weeks old. My cousin wants me to take her as she just rents her place. I just want to be sure she is a SHE first! So do you think "she" is a Barred Rock or Cuckoo Maran? And does she look like a hen to you?!?! I think she does but I'd like more expert advise! Thanks all!!!

    These are the pictures she sent me yesterday... Apparently she thinks she's a human too (never been around any chickens after 1 day old) [​IMG]

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  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    That is definitely a she! I find barred chicks very hard to determine breed if they are even pure at all. If a barred rock rooster mated any hen of any colour (except maybe a bird with a dominant white gene) they would look just like this.

    What colour are the legs?
     
  3. juliechick

    juliechick Transplanted Hillbilly

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    Looks like a pullet to me and not a Barred Rock. So, it could be a Cuckoo Maran.
     
  4. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't seen the bird in person yet so I just texted her and she said the legs are light yellow/almost white. lol I might just have to wait and see for myself on that part [​IMG]
     
  5. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Marans have pink/white legs - no yellow. I'm thinking that this baby is a mix.
     
  6. 1stTimeChikMama

    1stTimeChikMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh okay! That's why I asked here. I'm not very experienced :)

    As long as it's definitely a hen, I'll take her! lol I'm easy to please [​IMG]

    It will be interesting meeting this chicken who thinks it's a person... and I'll have to get it use to the great outdoors (and I suppose other chickens as well)! lol
     
  7. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I definitely think it's a hen :)

    Crosses are still beautiful and do lay very nice eggs. :D
     
  8. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    aww lookin' definitely girly! good luck with her.
     

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