Blue Marans growth

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wifes-pets, May 15, 2010.

  1. Wifes-pets

    Wifes-pets New Egg

    May 15, 2010
    Why is our Blue Marans growing faster than my RIR. they are both hens, I hope, and the RIR's are 5 weeks older but the Marans is getting bigger than the other girls. The RIR's are 13 weeks and the Marans is 8 weeks. I have 2 other Splash Marans hens, excuse me, pullets, I am new, that I got at the same time and their growth seems normal, but the Blue is getting really large. Bigger than the 13 week old RIR's. Thanks for any help. This is my first post so I dont know how to put pics up yet, although I have plenty. I am really addicted and they are my wifes pets. Ha Ha.
  2. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2010
    Lowndes County Ga
    I have 7 cuckoo maranas that were hatched in Feb and are now bigger than my 1¼ yr old RIR's except for 1 litle hen that is about ½ the size of the other 6 ,,, strange growth patterns on this breed that seems to follow all maranas no matter which variety .
  3. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    Marans are fast maturing birds. Mine all grow really fast too.

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