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Barred Rock or Cuckoo Maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by meggers32, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. meggers32

    meggers32 In the Brooder

    Jul 8, 2008
    Mt. Vernon, WA
    Hello there,

    I was wondering if you could help me figure out if my recent addition is a Barred Rock or a golden Cuckoo Maran? I got her a while ago, and unfortunately she is sick right now with who knows what. As you can see in the pic, she is not using her legs and they are kind of curled up. I am also posting on the Injury/Emergency forum too. Can anyone tell me which one she is? Thanks!
  2. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Well, depending on the age, she could be either.

    Barred Rocks lose their yellow coloring in the shanks and beak when they give the color pigment to the yolk (laying eggs). The better the hen is as a layer, the lighter the legs will be.

    If she's on the younger side, then you have a VERY good possibility of her being a Cuckoo Maran (although Golden I'm doubtful of).
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Barred Rocks shouldn't have any brown in them like that one does. Hope you can determine what's wrong with her legs.
  4. ghulst

    ghulst Songster

    Aug 31, 2008
    Zeeland Michigan
    He has Mercks

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