Barred Rock vs Cuckoo Marans *added pic of my birds in question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mrsengeseth, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking at them, how can you tell the difference? I was sold two pullets at the beginning of last year. I was sold them as Cuckoo marans, but i am unsure now because I am having trouble telling the difference when I look at photos. Can you tell me what I am looking for (other than egg color as neither have begun laying, although they act like they might soon). It's too late in the evening for me to go get photos, but they have the black and white bodies, single red comb (not all that big either) ... i can put up photos tomorrow morning if it'll help.
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2011
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Rocks have yellow legs
    Marans have pinkish/greyish legs

    French Marans are feather legged, but I assume yours were not.

    Rocks have more distinct barring
    Marans have a messier pattern, more grey looking

    ETA: in the foreground of this pic is a Barred Rock (from Ideal hatchery)
    in the background are two Cuckoo Marans (hatchery stock)
    Can you tell the difference in the coloring pattern?
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2011
  3. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    i think i might have marans then, but off the top of my head i cant remember the leg color. I'll have to take pics in the morning so i can have BYC=ers tell me what you think
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Barred Rocks:


    Cuckoo Marans (not my bird):

  5. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    from these pics i am pretty sure i have two marans hens! yay! I'll post pics of my girls tomorrow.
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here's what they look like. I only photo'd one because they look exactly alike. Here's a body shot

    And a leg shot

    And for good measure a little stink-eye
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    yup, I'd say you have/had Cuckoo Marans
  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    IT is official... Cuckoo marans!! Congrats..!!!!!!!!!
  9. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    awesome, that's what I was hoping to hear.

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