Barred rock vs cuckoo maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by presley, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me a few differences between the two? I have 2 hens I bought as barred rocks, now they have started laying their eggs are a beautiful chocolate brown. Comparing to my white Plymouth rocks, their legs and beaks are more gray-white than yellow.
     
  2. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    between my two the marans is darker and more blurred looking. On the barred rock the black and white is more evenly patterened...almost like a stripe. The combs are the same. The barred rock lays beige eggs. Here you can see the cuckoo on the left and the barred rock on the right
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  3. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I am going to try and post a photo of mine.
     
  4. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope this works. This is the one that has been laying the dark bro[​IMG]wn eggs.
     
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  5. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Forgot to add, that is a Blue Marans beside her, but she has not started laying yet.
     
  6. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks like the marans. It has a somewhat blurred effect. Mine will lay fairly dark eggs most of the time but not always. Sometimes they are spotted with the dark brown...but mine is certainly not breeder quality.
    sharon
     
  7. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I wouldn't think mine are either, even my blue one, just love their disposition and their brown eggs!!
     
  8. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

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    Lovely birds, I think yours is a maran as well.
     
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  9. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you Whittni, it has been a nice surprise, I have two of them just alike and we thought they were Plymouth Barred Rocks. They have just in last few weeks started laying, and knew they were older than my blue marans, so couldn't figure out where my chocolate eggs were coming from!! But they are for sure coming from these girls, which means I have 3 marans hens. I also have what is supposed to be a cuckoo marans rooster, and he is shaping up to look like a rooster, although I have yet to hear him crow!!
     
  10. eggdd

    eggdd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    don't know what it is, but it's definitely not a barred rock - not full blooded anyway.
     

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