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Cuckoo Maran, or a Barred Rock??????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Desert Rooster, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello, i would like to know what breed she is, i found her walking down my street today, poor hen she was very hungry, i got her to go in to a dog crate by throwing corn kernels for her to follow, she was a bit dirty, but not hurt, i checked her for mites and i didnt see any, i have her in a cage with food and water.

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Neither. See the white lines going down her neck, and how her barring is actually blotting on her feathers? She's a crossbred, most likely of a barred bird and black or other color.
     
  3. Loddie Da

    Loddie Da Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do to how light her legs are I would say she is a Maran or Orpington mix, The way she is put together & color does not look pure to me either.
     
  4. coq au vin

    coq au vin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I had to think about that one for a sec, hung up on how you'd get a crossbred barred pullet, but I get it now. Baby Daddy was barred (or Cuckoo) and Baby Mama was probably not.
     

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