cuckoo maran- gender?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kittykorat, Jul 11, 2010.

  1. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

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    12 weeks old
    has a redder face and bigger comb..
    and is lighter in color....
    but no saddle feathers that I can see, and body is sort of round.... doesn't stand upright light a roo...
    I am confused.[​IMG]
     
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  2. RockwaterFarm

    RockwaterFarm Songster

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    Male mine looked the same way, i was supposed to get a girl but i got a boy instead. he looked just like my barred rock , like yours does now
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    In the picture it looks to have yellow legs.....BR have yellow legs, Marans should have white.
     
  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    This bird is not a Cuckoo Marans. Cuckoo Marans birds although are barred birds the barring looks different on a Marans and also this bird has yellow legs. Yellow legs are not found in Marans. Marans can have whiteish/pink legs or can have slate/ light charcoal colored legs. This bird could be a rooster....see the curve starting in the tail feathers, but very hard to tell. If he is a he, he would appear to only have one copy of the barring gene that would make him hen colored white barring on black feathers vs. a roo who has two copies of the barring gene that would make him look lighter than a female..he would instead have black barring on a white feather.
     
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  5. kittykorat

    kittykorat Songster

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    I ordered cuckoo marans from Meyer- all 3 are in the first pic. Only the darkest of them has whitish legs... You can see her feet in the second pic.
    They are nice birds, but none of them are anywhere near standard. [​IMG]I wonder what color eggs they will lay?
     
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  6. FRlEDeggs

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    I don't think that's a Cuckoo Marans bird... it has yellow feet! Anyway, it looks kinda pullety... kinda rooish...... hmm
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They didn't send you what you ordered.......the ones with yellow legs are either barred rocks or a mix.
     

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