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golden cuckoo maran? or barnyard mix?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by mamahen82, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. mamahen82

    mamahen82 Out Of The Brooder

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    We're thinking of getting rid of this rooster - we never intended on having roosters and now that he is "grown up" he is being quite rough on the (previously dominant) very sweet older hen.

    He's great with the other hens and he didn't seem to bother the old gal all night/this morning so maybe they've sorted that out - but I digress - I assume he is just a barnyard mix, but if there is a strong chance he is a cuckoo maran, I'd like to keep him for chicks in the spring, (other behaviour issues sorted out). His feet are a grey/pink color.

    We have 5 hens in total - maybe that is too few for a rooster anyways?
     
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  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    My guess is that unless you bought him from a breeder as a golden cuckoo marans, he is a barnyard mix. Marans aren't a super typical bird to find, let alone a golden cuckoo.
     
  3. mamahen82

    mamahen82 Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks - that's what I figured but a girl can hope, right? He came in a box with 4 others labeled "chickens" that I picked up for $15 at the auction.....that is probably the answer right there!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah, Golden Cuckoos are harder to find than even Wheaten Marans.

    He's got a great body though. I'd almost pin him as a Sex Link roo, but his leg color says he's a mutt.
     
  5. billfields

    billfields Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Proving yet again that some of the prettiest chickens are mutts! [​IMG]
     
  6. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    mix but dont be asamed we all hope for the best but it raly hapens that way sorry
     
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I dont know..hes sure looks ALOT like my golden cuckoo roo that i got from a golden cuckoo breeder..
    Let me find a pic of my guy..
     
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    oesdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:He is very like my Cream Legbar Rooster baby 18 weeks - but your guys legs and beak are the wrong colour!!!! Sadly I think he is a Mutt but lovely Mutt!!!!!!!

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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Here he is.. And hes def not a mixed breed. (or he better not be a mixed breed...i paid big bucks for those eggs...[​IMG]..)

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  10. mamahen82

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    wow they are strikingly similar - yours has fully pink legs though - my guy had grey/pink legs.

    Yes I said 'had'....he was aggressively attacking our favorite hen for a couple of days, it was getting bloody. We live fairly residential and although our neighbors are good about it, I am still not sure if all the crowing is acceptable (our coop is very close to our neighbors house). We also only have 5 hens with no plans of getting more right away and I'm not sure if that is a fair ratio of hens/rooster. With no way of knowing if he is indeed a golden cuckoo marans we decided to 'deal' with him if he is going to be so aggressive with the hens, especially when the chances are that he is a true breed are so slim. The chickens are my daughter's pets more than anything, so keeping things amicable, especially with her 'favorites' (the picked on hen) is important.

    anyways, thanks again for all the help - this sure is a learning adventure!
     

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