Cool Looking chick!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by denasfarm, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    We hatched this out of a Marans egg. Do Marans ever come in this color? It hatched black and has grown in the white as it has gotten older. Its a lot smaller than its Cuckoo Marans hatch mates. Do you think my hen had an affair with an Ameraucana, It Would have been improbable but nothing is impossible with the muff and beard its starting to grow now.


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  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    It does kind of look that way, doesn't it!
     
  3. chickenmum

    chickenmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's b-b-beautifulll! [​IMG]
     
  4. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    That there is mottling. It is a recessive trait. Both parents carried it. It can be leaky and show a bit with one copy, or not. Looks to me like it has two copies, though.
     
  5. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    shes pretty! somehow at first glance I thought she was a pigeon:)
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Wow! That is really pretty!
    You're giving me ideas! Must......stop.....[​IMG]
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    Looks like a d'uccle mix. Definitely pretty, you need to breed these.
     
  8. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too!
     
  9. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    Quote:I dont have any d'uccle...Yet! I bought the parents from Ideal last year and they live half an acre away from all the other birds with my goats and geese.

    I wonder if they bred them with something to pull off the leg feathering. Hummmm...now you have me thinking.

    I only kept one pair after the spring hatch. I dont even know if I kept this ones mom.
    If she gets large enough I will breed her back to her father.
    My one Marans hen is currently brooding on 6 eggs so we'll see if we get a duplicate.
     

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