"golden" cuckoo marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EricH, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, i was looking at a site called "my pet chicken" - 2 questions......

    1. is this site decent? are their really rare marans and penedesenca eggs really turn out to be quality chickens?

    2. is a "golden" cuckoo marans a "creole" or "crele" as i see some people say it?

    and i guess there are 3 questions...

    what is the creole coloring? just a gold and black barring?
     
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've always liked the golden cuckoo's. I ordered some eggs, but only one hatched. [​IMG]
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    Here's a crele OEGB.
     
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  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "is a "golden" cuckoo marans a "creole" or "crele" as i see some people say it?"
    A golden Cuckoo Marans is the same colour pattern as an OEG Crele, never heard of 'creole' with respect to chicken outside cookery. LOL

    "what is the creole coloring?"
    Never heard of creole, but Crele is genetically a barred (or cuckoo) Duckwing. The colour game breeders call Partridge in the hen,& Black breasted red in the cock.
     
  4. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a beautiful color. I would love to see that in the araucana's. HMMM!

    Lanae
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Pshh, just get some of mine. [​IMG] My cuckoos are one generation away from that color.

    As for My Pet Chicken, I would not call it a quality place for breeds like that. They're a hatchery, so all they focus on are selling a LOT of chicks.

    I think Golden Cuckoo is separate from Crele, as Crele is duckwing based, and there are no duckwing Marans. . . They're probably wheaten or black copper based cuckoos. They're nice, but like any Marans - If you want quality, look for a breeder, not a hatchery. [​IMG]
     
  6. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illia,

    Ok post a pic. I want to see. It does look close to duckwing.

    Lanae
     
  7. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Golden Cuckoos on my wish list for next spring!
     
  8. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the person on BYC that has them is ...pasofinofarms. Do a search, I think thats right.[​IMG]
     
  9. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    MPC's hatching eggs- I believe they come from Gabbard Farms. They have their own website you can look at for more pics. MPC has mostly great reviews, Gabbard- mixed.
     
  10. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I believe i saw gabbard farm selling penedesenca eggs on ebay... hmm, maybe ill take a look into gabbard.
     

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