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Cuckoo Maran or Barred Rock?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by MESOFRUFFEH, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. MESOFRUFFEH

    MESOFRUFFEH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As some of you are aware, I fail miserably at breed identification. Maybe because I was mostly raised around mutt chickens lol! Can anyone tell me if this hen is a barred rock, or a cuckoo maran? I have been calling her a barred rock, but it has come to my attention that she may very well NOT be a barred rock.

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    I hope these pics have enough zoom when you click on them, if not I will get better pics uploaded.

    I have someone who is laying a darker brown egg, but not nearly as dark as a maran egg should be I dont think. Not a chocolate shade of brown.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Yellow legs means it's a Barred Rock. Marans have white skin.
     
  3. MESOFRUFFEH

    MESOFRUFFEH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, thank you so much. Slowly learning all these things!!
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Barred Plymouth Rock
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    There is barring in that bird too. Not all hatchery stock Barred Plymouth Rock are as well barred and do look cuckoo. If you really want to see this breed in it's best form check out some photos in the breeders section of standard bred birds (bred to the standard of perfection. Crisp thin barring and lower tail with wide body and big head.

    Cuckoo is spotty white like Dominique or Marans. Marans and Orpinton are the common/popular breeds with white skin and legs. Wyandotte and Plymouth Rock are the common/popular breeds with yellow skin.
     
  6. MESOFRUFFEH

    MESOFRUFFEH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe one day I will have all this chicken breed wisdom like yall!! And maybe one day I will have a flock free of hatchery chicks!! I did not realize until I came to BYC how poor quality hatchery chicks are, but it makes sense. I think I have bought my last chicken from a feed store.... I will order hatching eggs from this point forward I believe.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred Rock.
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on the above posts.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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