Breed identification

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by greathorse, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2008
    Northern Colorado
    I have a bunch of chicks that just hatched. In the group I have a number of RIR hens a couple barred rocks, a couple of cuckoo marans, 1 buff orpington The rooster I have RIR and a cuckoo Marans. The RIR sired by the cuckoo would not be yellow or red?

    Will the cuckoo Barred rock and the Cuckoo Cuckoo look just the same as chicks?

    That cuckoo was a busy boy near as I can tell there are not that many yellow chicks.
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Yes, your cuckoos will look like barred rocks until they get older and the leg color gets set. So they should be mostly black with a spot of yellow on their heads. Barred rocks will have yellow and your marans will have white. Your marans x barred rocks will most likely have yellow legs.

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