Cuckoo Maran Question

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Becaco, May 11, 2008.

  1. Becaco

    Becaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should a cuckoo maran chick look like?

    The ones I have, are black with light yellow on their heads and bellies. Their eyes are black.

    Now somewhere I read that their eyes should be green?
     
  2. Josie

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    Here is a picture of mine when they were younger:

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  3. Becaco

    Becaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Josie, those look like mine.

    How old are yours now? Are they laying?
     
  4. catfish

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  5. Becaco

    Becaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Catfish. I was just wondering because I came across a picture of a Cuckoo Maran chick, and it was solid grayish color. Don't even know where it was, I came across it accidently.
     
  6. Josie

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    MIne are about 11 weeks yet, so they are still a bit aways from laying. Their combs are just starting to turn pinkish.
     
  7. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Marans the hens are black with gray trimings. The Roosters are Gray with black markings.

    Search under the Raising Chicks forum for my posts there. I found a link to Cuckoos and I think I posted it.

    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Marans/BRKMarans.html
    I found the link again.
    Hope this helps.
     
  8. Becaco

    Becaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks again Catfish. I forgot all about feathersite, it is in my favorites now.

    I think maybe I have a rooster in the bunch. Sure hope so.

    Looking at that, that picture that someone said was a cuckoo maran looks like a blue maran.
     
  9. catfish

    catfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have a rooster let me know. I've got a few to many that are going to be freezer kings but will send you one.

    I hadn't ever tried to mail a bird before but I bet we could overnight him and it would be ok. Heck the Hatcheries mail chicks, so why couldn't mail a larger one.

    Some of mine are featherlegs and others are not.
     
  10. Becaco

    Becaco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the offer Catfish. My chicks are only 1 week old, so it will be a long while before I know for sure.

    I have Welsummers too, I can't wait until I start getting my first eggs from them.
     

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