feather legged cuckoo marans not feather legged????

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by klf73, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I hatched 4 cuckoo marans and they are supposed to be Cratty feather legged marans. 2 seem to be clean legged [​IMG] , was I had or is this common?
     
  2. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like its normal, here is what I found.

    K. Cratty Line.. They are exhibition quality. We have introduced feather legged lines and beginning late 2008 this trait should begin to appear …eggs ordered after that time may hatch some clean legged and some feather legged birds….. We are working at bringing back the French standard with this flock…eventually our Cuckoo Marans will be fully feather legged…as will all of our Marans…
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Hi, where did you get that? I have to admit that I didn't really research, just was told they would be feather legged. I wanted to use them to add feather legs to the golden cuckoos I am getting, doesn't help if they don't have feather legs [​IMG] thanks for your help [​IMG]
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I wouldn't discard the clean legs. They can throw more feather legs for you next generation. After you have more birds and know who is laying what color then you could decide who to let go of.
     
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    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    I have both feather and clean legged Cuckoo Marans, and I think they come out of either hatch, even when you're trying NOT to get feathers! [​IMG]
    Dont toss them yet! The gene is probably predominantly there if the breeder says so, it just has to be perfected! (Reminds me of how hard it is to get the tufts and rumpless Araucanas, what a process!) [​IMG]
    Tina
     
  7. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Quote:Tina, don't get me started on those araucana [​IMG] . I finally have some tufted/rumpless, but it took me 5 breeders and 6 batches to get 2 [​IMG] . Good thing is that I have some 3 tufted/tailed. Now watch them all be roos [​IMG]
     
  8. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Quote:Cmon! I wanna! [​IMG] Nother of my favorite subjects! okay then, I wont, since its soooo OT!! I'm sorry!! [​IMG] Then start another thread!! [​IMG]
    Tina
     
  9. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Ok, hatch over. Final tally from 7 that made it to the hatcher out of 12 total. 6 Hatched, 1 died in shell, looked like the egg was too small and it couldn't pip. I think I have 3 pullets and 3 cockerals, will post pics in another thread later tonight. 1 cockeral has nice feathered legs, 2 pullets also are nicely feathered, 1 cockeral is OK feathered and the last pullet and cockeral look clean legged but if you look reeeal close you can see a few sparse sprigs. Hopefully I am right on the gender. One of the "cockerals" was born with little wattles [​IMG] . I couldn't believe it. I am going by headspot alone as only one chick looks lighter overall, but the spots look definite on 3 and the others look like my 2 yo painted them [​IMG]
     

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