Barred Rock or Cuckoo Marans chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by JennCrow10, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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    Picked up this little one from an unmarked bin at Atwoods the other day. Any clue as to what it might be? I'm thinking Barred Rock or Cuckoo Marans but I'm not sure. Also, male or female? Please help!
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  2. frizzlelove83

    frizzlelove83 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    barred rock you can tell because it doesnt have feathering on the feet
    ...its too young to tell the gender
     
  3. JennCrow10

    JennCrow10 Just Hatched

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    I know Marans are supposed to have some feathering on their feet but this is a hatchery chick and I believe most hatchery Marans don't have feathered feet.
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Actually, quite a few hatcheries only have clean-legged Marans.
    Too young to really tell skin color at this point, but it looks more pink than yellow. Probably a Marans, and with just the faintest hint of barring, most likely a pullet.
     
  5. 1655ot

    1655ot Out Of The Brooder

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    Barred rock.Not enough white on the face for a Marans. Female because of black on front of the legs and feet.
     
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Those toes do look pink at this age so it's not easy to tell breed. Marans are white skinned so will show pink/white around toes. Plymouth Rock are yellow skinned, legs and feet are yellow. Dark wash on front of legs is strong indicator of pullet. Being from a feed store bin and hatchery likely vent sexed as pullet. Don't forget there is another barred breed- Dominique. Yellow legs and rose comb.
     
  7. Minnowey

    Minnowey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed with 1655ot. All of my cuckoo marans crosses have way more white on their head than that one. But, then again, mine are only crosses and I didn't have my Cuckoo Marans roo as a chick. I love your chicks deep black color. It reminds me of velvet.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Barred rocks have yellow legs or dark wash over yellow. The chick is adorable whatever it turns out to be.
     
  9. JennCrow10

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    Not sure if the picture is working but here she is a about 7 weeks old.
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Cuckoo Marans.
     

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