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Cuckoo Marans or Barred Rocks?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cejunes, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cejunes

    cejunes Songster

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    I'm pretty sure these girls are marans (the two black and white ones in the middle) but I have a friend that is insistent on the fact that they are barred rocks. They are about 13 weeks old so I can't go by egg color yet. They do have feathered legs but only on the outside of their legs. No feathers down the inside. Any input?

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    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010
  2. littledel

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    What color are the legs. I think barreds are yellowish and the marans are more white. Having feathered legs though makes me think Marans.
     
  3. RAREROO

    RAREROO Crowing

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    Yep they should be Marans since they have feathered leggs.
     
  4. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

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    Quote:agreed. Rocks don't have feathered legs. Marans should have light feathering, just like yours!
     
  5. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Songster

    Marans since they have the feathered legs. Not all marans have featherd legs though, depends on the breeder and which standard the birds are bred towards.
     
  6. jennh

    jennh Songster

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    I have a black copper marans, AND a barred rock. My barred rock does not have feathered legs. My marans does. I think that's the french maran that has the feathered legs [​IMG]

    Jen
     
  7. SeaHen

    SeaHen Songster 9 Years

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    Neither my marans nor my barred rocks have feathered legs, but the rocks have yellowish-orange legs and the marans have pinkish legs.
     
  8. clacasse88

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    Quote:agreed. Rocks don't have feathered legs. Marans should have light feathering, just like yours!

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  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Where did you get them from? They don't really look like Marans even with the feathered legs. Could they be mixes? Barred Rock x Cochin or something along those lines?
     
  10. sammileah

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    my rock have no feathers on legs but i understand your confusion. i met my 1st cuckoo maran today and i thought it was a Rock. 2 things i noticed campared to rock cuckoo's markins are more blurred, but petting her was like petting silk. my rocks are soft but nothing like that.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2010

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