Cuckoo Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by 1stxraisingchickens, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. 1stxraisingchickens

    1stxraisingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a new member. I'm trying to find out if two of our chickens are Cuckoo Marans (I think ones a male and the other is female - but not sure). We've only been raising chickens since March when our seven year old asked her dad for chickens. He bought her four and now we have six. The two newest were hatched in her 1st grade class (May 17th or so). I've tried to copy and paste a picture but no success. Can anyone help?

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  2. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BC Gal

    BC Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    In your avatar, it looks like you are holding cuckoo marans.
     
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  4. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's definatly a Cuckoo bird. best distinguisher: Yellow legs and feet= Barred rock
    and white legs would be a Cuckoo Marans
     
  5. 1stxraisingchickens

    1stxraisingchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you both for answering! I really appreciate it.

    Here's a couple other pictures. These were taken about three weeks ago, aroung the first week of August. They were born around the 17th of May. The light one is a male. He's been making some strange noises trying to crow. funny to watch and hear.

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  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You have Barred Rocks. The lighter is a roo and the darker a pullet.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are BRs and the male is a BR cross. They don't get that light/whitish unless they are a mix. They are definitely not Cuckoo Marans, or at least, pure ones. The yellow legs are a dead giveaway.
     
  8. BC Gal

    BC Gal Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Pretty chickens [​IMG] I would have thought the darker one was a cuckoo maran (did not know about the yellow legs & feet distinction).
     

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