diff. between marans and barred rocks

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe17, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Whats the difference between marans and barred rocks? The combs looks the same. Is it the feathered feet? I saw some marans with out the feathered feet though but they were still called marans! idk

  2. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Cobleskill NY
    I assume you mean Cuckoo Marans.

    Marans have white feet, and if they are from the French lines are feathered. British Marans are clean legged, I believe. Barred Rocks should have yellow legs, but often have some dark on them, especially from hatcheries.

    The Cuckoo pattern is a little muddier than the more defined black and white stripes on a Barred Rock.

    Egg color is also different with Marans laying a dark chocolate brown egg, and Barred Rocks laying a light brown egg.
  3. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster 8 Years

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Yep- Marans lay chocolate colored eggs and Barred Rocks lay light brown eggs. Both are beautiful on the outside too!!

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