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Cuckoo Marans or Dominique (or . . .?)?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Schrebergaertner, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We got this girl from MyPetChickens. Ordered a Cuckoo Marans, but I've done a little checking, and I think a Marans is supposed to have a single comb. Hers looks more like a strawberry or pea. Also, we're pretty sure she's laying light brown eggs, not the dark ones we wanted from a Marans. Doing a little more checking, I think her coloring and that comb might mean she's a Dominique. Any thoughts from you experts out there? She's a good girl and laying well (hatched 5/23, so she's 6 months old), so we're not disappointed in any event. Just curious about her breed. Thanks!

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  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    marans should have single combs....

    Sure looks like you got a Dominique chicken....
     
  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    Where are you located? Love the GIANT tree in the background...
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    thats a dom not a marans
     
  5. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a rose comb, dominique
     
  6. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, everyone. Still new at this, and so far happy to roll the dice with hatcheries. Probably someday we'll get serious and try to find breeders.

    In case it makes a difference, here are a couple with her whole body:

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    On this one she's in the background behind one of our BRs and a couple of our RIRs (with proper single combs!).

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  7. Schrebergaertner

    Schrebergaertner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Rose, I stand corrected! Learning tons here, thanks!
     
  8. AlaskaGrownEggs

    AlaskaGrownEggs Out Of The Brooder

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    Definitely a dominique.
     

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