Cuckoo Marans chick question

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CatKai, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am supposed to be picking up Cuckoo Marans chicks Thursday. Will/should the leg color be different enough from Barred Rocks for me to know I am getting CM chicks?

    Thanks,
    Kim
     
  2. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    barred rocks have yellow legs, cuckoo marans have pink
     
  3. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen that info before on adults, was looking to find out about chicks. The 1 adult I have now, I posted pics of here when she was young, did not have yellow legs and was told Barred Rock. She never did develop yellow legs.
     
  4. elabraleon

    elabraleon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    even as chicks barred rocks have yellow skin and cuckoo marans have pink. If they deviate from that they are likely A not that breed at all, or B not pure bred.
     
  5. CatKai

    CatKai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I may be waiting to find out when they start laying and see if egg color tells me. My week old supposed Barred Rocks I just got also do not have yellow legs. Pinkish with a blackish overlay on the legs and some on the toes. Thanks
     

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