Barred Rock???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Timbertoes, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. Timbertoes

    Timbertoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Martha at about 12 weeks
    Shouldn't she have yellow legs? Could she be something else? Picture is not the greatest, sorry.
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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you get a pic of her comb...looks more of a cockoos marans with the unevan barring
     
  3. Timbertoes

    Timbertoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, thank you... I'll try to get a picture of her now, it'll be up-to-date as well
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  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are those legs pink with black wash down the front? Is the comb a single comb or a rose comb?

    Maybe a dominique. Her coloring seems too light for a BR pullet, but dominique hens seem to have lighter coloring than BRs. Here are my Dominiques at 6 months. Notice how their overall coloring is so similar to the BR roo.

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  5. Timbertoes

    Timbertoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are pink with black on the front and she has a single comb.
     
  6. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I have gotten hatchery barred rocks that had pink legs. I dont know where it comes from genetically, but I have seen it. Im sure your girl is a barred rock.
     
  7. sherylreno

    sherylreno Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's a Barred Plymouth Rock and the females have light yellow legs with black on top. Mostly black with white bars. She's very pretty.
     
  8. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straight comb and pink/gray legs = Cuckoo Marans

    Sounds like the hatcheries get them mixed together? The BR would have yellow beak and legs + straight comb, I think the dominique would have a rose comb + yellow legs?
     
  9. wood&feathers

    wood&feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also if she is a Cuckoo Marans, she has nicer color than most. On mine the lighter bars are a very dark gray, not as distinct.
     
  10. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    wood&feathers :

    Straight comb and pink/gray legs = Cuckoo Marans

    Sounds like the hatcheries get them mixed together? The BR would have yellow beak and legs + straight comb, I think the dominique would have a rose comb + yellow legs?

    BR pullets can have pink legs if there is some other breed in their past. Once the pink legs appear, they can be hard to get rid of. I have a BR hen that has pink legs as well. She had BR parents with yellow legs. This can just happen. Does not mean she is a marans.

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    If she is a cucko maran, you will be able to tell by the colour of her eggs. BR lay light brown to light pink eggs. Cuckoo Marans lay a dark chocolate brown egg.​
     

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