Can you tell Cuckoo Marans chicks from Barred Rock chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by l'abeille, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm trying to figure out how many surviving chicks of each breed I have, but I can't figure out which are cuckoo Marans and which are the Barred Rocks. They are about 2 days old now, from McMurray.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The barred rock chicks will have yellow legs (girls have a dark streak down the front of the leg,) and cuckoo marans chicks will have a light pinkish white leg.
     
  3. l'abeille

    l'abeille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, they all have slightly yellowish pink legs with varying amounts of black. Any other differences I can look for?
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    That's the biggest difference until they are fully feathered. Sorry
     

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