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cuckoo marans roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by presley, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got a young cuckoo marans roo , I already had a young blue marans pullet. Not planning on showing, may breed a few but mostly want the eggs. Just wanted to see what you guys think of them, I really think the blue one is pretty and would love to have more like her. If I do breed these two, any idea the outcome as far as color? Thanks

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  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    She's a beautiful bird. He's much lighter than what I've seen before, but then I'm new with the breed.

    Sorry, I am completely new at color genetics in chickens.

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  3. triplejfarms

    triplejfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    doesnt realy look cuckoo maran? he is very light,
    here is mine he is allot darker maybe yours will darken? the blue girl is nice if you cross the 2 you will get a blue cuckoo type..
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  4. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I thought he was mighty light also, but was told he would get darker. Hes not but about 3-4 months old. I didn't really want cuckoo marans roo, I wanted a blue one but could not locate one. He is a very sweet roo.
     
  5. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He has a columbian pattern which is extremely rare in Marans so it's anybody guess just how pure Marans he is as he doesn't have feathered shanks.
     
  6. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought the cuckoos didn't have the feathered legs.
     
  7. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    American Marans are following the French Standard right now only the Black Coppers are approved next is Wheaten and then Cuckoo and the Blue Coppers. English Cuckoos are clean legged and American birds are not always pure either...there was no standard until just recently He's a pretty rooster just doesn't look pure.
     
  8. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Still- he does have a barring gene. Maybe just one copy. All your offspring will be slightly cuckoo and 1/2 will be blue and 1/2 will be black.
     
  9. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks , that's all I wanted anyway. Some dark eggs and pretty chickens!
     
  10. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Sorry he will never be a cuckoo maran, he is just a mix and with luck a Maran Mix...
     

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