cockoo maran or barred rock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Melissa034, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chirping

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    How do you tell the difference between the two???
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Marans have white legs, barred rocks have yellow.
     
  3. Melissa034

    Melissa034 Chirping

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    thank you!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yellow legs - barred rock
    white legs - marans

    Also the patterning of the barring is different, but that's harder to explain.
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Quote:Yep, the pattern on barring in barred rocks is more crisp and clear than the barring in Cuckoo Marans, it is becuase Barred Rocks are a slow feathering breed and the CMs are rapid feathering and the barring kinda gets blurred and messy looking and that is when it is called Cuckoo and instead of Barred, but they are both the same gene.
     

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