CCM or Australorp chicks?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by lickskillet, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    I've never had either, and was told it could be one or the other from the egg shipper. Thanks for looking! [​IMG] Or do I have one of each? We had a confusing hatch (at night when asleep) with breeds we have never had before. Lol

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  2. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    What's a CCM? I don't think the chick facing away is an Australorp because that chick is barred (or cuckoo) & I have never heard of barred Australorps.
    Can't properly see the colour of the other chick.
     
  3. Lover-of-Poultry

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    I also believe that the chick with its head away from the camera is a barred.

    And the face on the one looking at the camera just throws me.

    Sorry I couldnt be of more help. [​IMG]
     
  4. lickskillet

    lickskillet *Home of the Shoveler*

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    Lol, sorry I thought CCM was a given for cuckoo maran. [​IMG]
    Here's a better (I hope) pic of both chicks.

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    Chick #2
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  5. Lover-of-Poultry

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    Well the one on the bottom would definately come closer to being a CMaran than an australorp. [​IMG]
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    What color were the eggs? Did you have some dark brown eggs? Cuckoo marans eggs should be a dark brown, while the BA eggs would be a light brown.

    The barred one looks like it could be a cuckoo maran - it's definitely not a BA. Does the other chick have a white headspot also? Does it have any yellow? It has BA markings, but my BA chicks are black & yellow, not black & white (but.... maybe some are black/white - no yellow?).
     
  7. lickskillet

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    Both of these babies are black and white, no yellow on them what so ever. We'll just wait and see how they grow up as to what they are. Thanks for everyone's help though! [​IMG] We love mysteries! lol
     

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