cucko maran

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by the3ofus+oursixchicks, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    just curious if anyone knows if a cucko mara rooster can have black eyes? here is a pic of my rooster. we dont know really what he is. can anyone help?[​IMG]
     
  2. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    First of all, that's not a Cuckoo Marans. The Cuckoo color pattern looks like a smudgey Barred Rock pattern. If it's close to any of the Marans coloring, it would be a Black Copper. Blacks eyes are NOT desired in the Marans breed. Eyes should be reddish bay. To learn more about the breed, please visit one of the existing Marans threads. [​IMG]
     
  3. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    Yea I Read About Them But I Thought This Boy Might Be A Cross Breed Or Something. He Looks Alittle Like The Copper Colored Ones But The Black Eyes Kinda Threw Me. I May Never Know What He Is.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's not even purebred - The legs seem of the wrong color, almost too uniform, and they're clean. Some Marans do indeed have black eyes, but it is an unwanted trait, however I think this guy is half Marans, possibly less. His color is easily passed on from Marans and can continue to show up, mocking the Black Copper appearance, even a few generations later.

    Course, he may also be purebred, but no, black eyes nor his legs are a wanted trait. But, if you just want a pet, he's fine! [​IMG]
     
  5. the3ofus+oursixchicks

    the3ofus+oursixchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2011
    alabama
    oh yes just pets. but i did think he did favor the copper colors of the marans.
     
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