Cuckoo Maran girl? Please help.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Nicole01, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Picked from the pullet bin. I'm guessing she's about 3 weeks old. She's feathering very quickly/nicely with new pinning straight down her back. What's throwing me off is her barring, she's coming in with a lot of white. Her comb looks kinda big, but I'm not familiar with the Maran breed. She has pink legs, so I know she's a Maran.

    My photos were taken from my iPod touch and quality isn't the best. What are your guesses? She has the stance of a hen. She's not feeling the best, but getting better. Sneezing and gurgling nose. Vitamins are helping her heal quickly.

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    She's from the hatchery.
     
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  2. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I agree that's a lot of white. Time will tell, though.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    I picked the darkest Maran with the smallest spot on the head, so hopefully she's just an off color. I've wanted a Maran since last year. I was thrilled to see them in the store. :).
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Anyone else wanna guess???

    Maybe she's a barred rock cuckoo Maran mix? lol
     
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  5. Kerrigirl

    Kerrigirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My Marans are much darker than that, and their barring is not as uniform.

    This one is 6 wks, maybe the comparison will help. Are you sure you don't have a little Barred rock roo? But, please bear in mind I have no idea what I am talking about [​IMG]
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  6. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the barring is way to even to be a cuckoo patteren...i think you might have a barred rock by accident :(
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    My little one has pink legs. Barred rocks have yellow legs. Hatchery stock has off coloring or mix breeds.

    Here's my "splash" frizzle from last year. She's an oops mixed color.
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  8. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe a barred rock cuckoo Maran mix? Or perhaps a different breed with the pink legs?
     
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  9. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] 4 day old pullet
    [​IMG] 4 day old cockerel

    i do think its a pullet though
     
  10. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe she'll have a lot of white vs black. It will be interesting in a few weeks to see what this little one will look like. :)

    Here she is with her flock mates today sleeping on my lap.
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