Cuckoo Maran w/goldish feathers on neck?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TammyTX, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a couple of pullets nearly 10 weeks old and the have some faint goldish feathers around their neck.

    Will they fall out at molt and be replaced w/correct coloring? [​IMG]

    They are from McMurray.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2009
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sounds like a Golden Cuckoo Maran perhaps?

    Here is my pullet at 5 weeks.

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  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    She is so cute! Mine does not have that much brown on her head just a few faintly brown feathers in a ring around her neck. I'll have to post a photo tomorrow.

    Thanks for the thought, I WISH I had GCM!
     
  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, so it took me a little longer to post the pic, but here it is.

    See how the Maran pullet is overall lighter colored than the other Marans around her? That's a black Jersey Giant behind her for contrast. You can see the CM's gold neck feathers.

    As I said before she is a hatchery chick and she's 12 weeks today.

    Does anyone else have a CM like this or similar? If so did they produce dark eggs?

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    Close up:
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  5. cherig22

    cherig22 Green Fields Farm

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    My Cuckoo roo has gold on hackles and wings, but the color was not there during the winter, only during the summer. Someone here told me that feathers could get 'sunburned', changing their color.

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    Cheri
     
  6. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    What a big pretty roo! But, no, they are not sunburned.
     

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