barred rock or marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by KelsiNS, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill get more pics tomorrow-
    Some of my supposed barred rocks have pink-white feet with dark wash on them and they have very undefined barring, almost blotchy.
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    Possible marans? :/
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  2. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Look like barred ricks to me....
     
  3. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say cuckoo marans, based on your description. Could be either, of course, depending on how well/poorly bred, but generally, CMs have pinkish-white legs and blurry/splotchy pattern, while BRs have yellow legs with more defined barring.
     
  4. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ve had rocks and the new kids barely resemble them
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    It's hard to tell with the pics you posted, could you get better ones?
     
  6. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill try later today if i can! :) theyre getting bigger by the day and i may have over-socialized them as babies; any tine i sit or kneel down i get swarmed, so it may take a little bit to get some good ones! :)
     
  7. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] this is Merle. Im like, "Bam! Barred rock! Rooster! Done!"
    [​IMG] Checkers-barred rock. Easy.
    [​IMG]Sharky. Smaller by a bit, much less defined. Much more dark on her legs.
    [​IMG] See-some are just BARRED. Crisp lines, bold pattern. I have a few others like Sharky that keep me guessing (Agitha, Navi, Claire, and Michonne) that i need pictures of.


    Also-for you pros....
    I have birds with triangular "poofball" tails, tails that look like a paper fan, even one with no tail (well-it looks like a 1/8 scale tail). I know theyre hatchery birds and have no real standard to be held to, but is there really such a huge discrepancy?
     
  8. ShayBaby

    ShayBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still going with cuckoo marans, all of them. Those legs are just too pale to be BR. By the way, the ones that look less defined/more black and have darker marks down the front of the legs usually turn out to be pullets. More defined/more white and less leg markings usually end up cockerels. Not always, but a good percentage of the time. :)
     
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  9. KelsiNS

    KelsiNS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered pullets on all but 2-and have 41 chickens. If i get more whoopsy roos im still keeping them ;)

    Thanks for the input-im excited no matter what they are-but the older they get thr more i think my assortment landed me a larger variety than i thought!
     
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