cuckoo maran chick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gapeachy, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are cuckoo maran chicks slow to feather? or maybe it is just mine...some of them got mixed in with the sexlinks and we could not tell them apart.....
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I wish I knew [​IMG]
     
  3. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should post some pics. i'm sure somebody could help you.
     
  4. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    see it still has fuzz and it is 2 or 3 weeks....I cant remember all the dates on these...

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  5. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are my Marans. They are 2 weeks old. This was there first day in the new house.
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  6. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    does mine look like a cuckoo maran?....my friend brought them back from chattanooga for me and put them in with her black sex link the same age and we had a hard time telling them apart....I was waiting to see the barred ....the sexlinks wont have barred....
     
  7. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
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    well, they look just like my cuckoo marans did, and from my experience the do take a bit longer to get their mature feathers. mine took almost a month as well, and they turned out to be great layers of chocolate brown eggs!
    cuckoo marans also tend to be a bit heavier than the sex links. best wishes!

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  8. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine just turned 3 weeks on Saturday. I thought mine feathered pretty quickly....

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  9. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe it depends on where you get them, and who the breeder is?
    i got mine from Murray McMurray. where did you guys get yours?
     
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  10. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine from a local breeder and I know what she had was cuckoo marans I just did not know about them getting mixed in with the sexlinks....they all looked alike.....but as far as them feathering out they are later than my other chicks.....
     

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