BREED of these 4 wk old barred chicks...maybe MARANS?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by happytxchick, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    Bought these at a trades-day - my two year old just couldn't live without 'em. The seller had the guy in the next tent watching her stuff while she was getting lunch. The guy didn't know what kind of chicks she had, but they looked like some barred rocks I'd had before. Problem is...

    They have pink/white legs (not yellow like BRs), with a VERY faint dark-colored streak down the front of the shank.

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    Who'd like to take a stab at it???
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2010
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    My guess would be that the top one is female and the bottom one is male.
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Agreed and they could be hatchery marans. The male is kind of dark for a BR.

    Matt
     
  4. happytxchick

    happytxchick Egg Song Acre

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    I thought so...thought they might be cuckoo marans, but wanted to see if any marans ppl out there thought the same.
     
  5. happytxchick

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    bump [​IMG] - any marans experts out there?
     
  6. fowlmamma

    fowlmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have both barred rocks and marans and i would have to say they are marans so you will have beautiful dark brown eggs. enjoy them [​IMG]
     
  7. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just saw some Maran chicks a few weeks ago and they looked just like that.
     
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm guessing they are Marans.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    With their leg coloring I'd say they're Marans, although my Cuckoo roos are much lighter colored than the second one who's comb looks like a roo.
     
  10. thetajmahalcoop

    thetajmahalcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm betting marans, I had two batches of chicks I raised last season so thats my bet too! Have fun they are GREAT chickens and very very pretty eggs!
     

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