Cuckoo Marans..Feathered and non-feathered legs

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by KYBOY, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    I have about 15 cuckoo marans about 3 1/2 months old..I got the hatching eggs from my friend who bought the chicks from Mcmurreys..Some of mine have feathered legs and some dont..Can someone give me a little info on this please? What is the breed standard? Thanks
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2008
  2. The french standard is feathered shanks. The British is clean shanks. The breed originated in France, therefore many, including myself, feel that the French standards are the preferred characteristics to follow.

    Often times, hatchery birds have not been as carefully bred, so look up the standards and work on your breeding to improve the lines.

    Or just enjoy them and don't worry about it. [​IMG]

    I love my cuckoos.
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    or pack up the ones that you don't like that are girls and send them to ME [​IMG]
  4. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Songster

    May 21, 2008
    search Marans and there are several posted topics on what you are looking for.

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