Differences between a Black Sex Link Cockerel and a Cuckoo Maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ChookCluck, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. ChookCluck

    ChookCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bird which I cannot identify... Could anyone please tell me what differences there are between Cuckoo Marans and Black Sex Link Cockerels? They are only a few weeks old.

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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Obviously they are both barred birds. To me, black sexlink boys look like really poor quality barred rocks. I think their legs colors are different too. Marans have white legs and sexlinks pink (I think-could be wrong though). Good luck!
     
  3. ChookCluck

    ChookCluck Out Of The Brooder

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    So I can go on the leg colour then? But will they have their full leg colour at 12 weeks old?

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  4. jeslewmazer

    jeslewmazer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Male BSL should have yellow legs. It might depend on where you get them. The ones I had I got from a hatchery. All of the males were barred with yellow legs and some had gold or red leakage in the feathers. I have never owned and Marans roosters, so I can't help there except I believe that
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  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Nope. Black sex links can be created by so many different breeds - they can have any leg color, depending on the breeds used to make them.

    The difference will be in the barring.

    Black sex link rooster - not my picture:
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    Cuckoo Marans rooster - not my picture:
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  6. smarsh2

    smarsh2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have black sex link roo by way of a cuckoo maran about 15 weeks here

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  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Sex-link, I found out because Apparently black sex links have the blue-ish green metallic, Color, mixed with black. Like A "Raven" how they aren't just black they have the shiny turquoise tint to there black feathers.
     

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