Cuckoo marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken 34, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. mainechicklet

    mainechicklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adopted IRIS a month ago from a sanctuary who rescued her from a farm animal hoarder. She's still pale but significantly healthier than a month ago. She started laying 6-7 darkish brown eggs/week on Christmas Day.[​IMG]

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    . I believe she is a cuckoo maran hen. (The French national flower is the iris and all my hens are named for flowers.)
     
  2. waldeneffect

    waldeneffect Out Of The Brooder

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  3. mainechicklet

    mainechicklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I'm still thinking she's a marans, even after reading your blog. She is not barred, but rather is more speckled. And she has pink legs, not yellow. The first pic is of two of the hens I rescued along with Iris.......... Sunflower and Orchid. I'm just astonished at how red their combs/waddles are now. When they came to me they had almost no color, they were so malnourished and dehydrated.
     
  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    She is a Cuckoo Marans
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried to make meat bird crosses, sex linked by using a cuckoo marans with a rhode island red?
     
  6. mainechicklet

    mainechicklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not me. I'm a vegan with the exception of my own rescued hens' eggs. They will live with me until they die of old age.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What would be the reasoning for sex linking a meat bird? My mind says you sex link so you can cull the males early and not have the expense of raising them.
     
  8. IrishEyes45

    IrishEyes45 Out Of The Brooder

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    How do you tell the difference between the Cuckoo Maran and the Barred Rock? They look very similar.

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  9. mainechicklet

    mainechicklet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome IrishEyes45! I get to answer your first post! Actually I won't, but look at post #72 of this thread. That might be helpful.
     
  10. IrishEyes45

    IrishEyes45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the help on the "Cuckoo Marans". I checked her legs and she has pink legs so she is a lovely "marans". I'm very happy about it! If I wanted any more of this breed, I guess I would have to purchase the chicks. We don't have the same breed of rooster.

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