Breed Question and Roo Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MomTooMany, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. MomTooMany

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    They will be seven weeks tomorrow. Four I believe to be Barred Rock and or cuckoo Marans. The one has a black head, though, so what in the world is that one?

    Also, the one Barred Rock is so much bigger than the rest. Is that one a boy? Or is it just a big bird? I've owned plenty of cuckoos but never a Barred Rock.

    Next, my lovely Blue Orphington is an ugly duckling... very slow to feather and has had that sway crop since the beginning. Due to the slow development, I've worried it's male, too.

    Bonus: since I am only supposed to have one white layer, assuming that is my Fayoumi... I have 4 white ladies. One is a Splash Marans and one is a white Marans. Am I right to assume the other 2 must be White Rocks since they're supposed to be brown layers?

    Thanks!!
     

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  2. MomTooMany

    MomTooMany In the Brooder

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    Missed the other one of the Blue Orphington... she is squirrelly and hard to photograph.
     
  3. MomTooMany

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    Oops
     

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  4. imnukensc

    imnukensc Crowing

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    No help with the breed questions, but I don't see any cockerels.
     
  5. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    As for as Barred Rock or Cuckoo Marans check the legs. White leg =Marans, yellow legs = Rock. They all look to be pullets. Barred/Cuckoo cockerels would be much lighter in pattern as they inherit two barring genes.
     
  6. chrissynemetz

    chrissynemetz Free Ranging

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    I agree, I don't think you have any cockerels from what I see
     
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  7. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    I agree, all pullets. This is fun! Update later when you're sure who everyone is.
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  8. MomTooMany

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    Thanks so much... is it normal for the Blue Orphington to feather slow and weirdly? Should I worry about her low crop?

    And what could the little black headed thing be? It looks like a Cuckoo with a black head. It also has been slower to feather and is shaped much like the Orphington, with almost no tail feathers... could it be a mix of those 2, maybe?

    The barred ones, all but the black headed one has yellow legs to the back and dark dusting on the front. I am going off memory, but I believe that one's legs are more pink.
     
  9. MomTooMany

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    I ordered 2 SLW and got just one, Dancing Bear, who is a bit on the slow side... but is cute. I got 2 GLW instead (Ozzy & Harriet), though I ordered one.

    I ordered ONE white layer, who is my beautiful little Egyptian Fayoumi, that is Maggie. She is so little, but she's also very sweet and has been pretty easy to hold up til now. We have Poppy, our lone RIR.

    I have a Splash Marans, Freckles and a White Marans, Marilyn. The other 2 white ones (Snowy & Aspen) look awfully Leghorn-ish but I was only supposed to have ONE white layer, hence me assuming they must be White Rocks. I guess it doesn't matter at this point.

    I ordered a brown layer assortment and I am pretty sure May & June are Dark Cornish, which I've never had before. The rest are Barred Rocks or Cuckoos. I've never actually had Barred Rocks before, but I have had plenty of Cuckoos and actually have 3 that are about 3.5 months old.
     
  10. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    Orpingtons are a slow developing breed. So its normal for them to mature to size slower and feather in slower. The dark headed one is just an odd colored Barred Rock/Cuckoo Marans. She may change color after her first molt.
     
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