Help, dummy me got barred coloring in 3 breeds!!! w/ new pics

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by shortstaque, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I'm right about the Dominiques, but which are the Cuckoo Marans and which are the Barred Plymouth Rocks? They are just hatchery stock, so I know they are not good quality, but they are lovely to have none the less. Thanks!

    Breed #1

    Pullet and cockerel @ 17 weeks
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    Just the pullet @ 15 weeks
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    Just the cockerel @ 15 weeks
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    Breed #2

    Pullet @ 15 weeks
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    Another pullet @ 15 weeks (at 21 weeks she started laying light brown eggs)
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    Just for the record here's what I've been calling my Dominiques (these were easy to tell)

    Breed #3
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    I'm now pretty sure that Breed #1 are Marans and Breed #2 are Plymouth Rocks, cuckoo and barred patterning respectively. (I had them inverted before, for some reason). What on earth possessed me to get three barred breeds?

    Can you confirm this?
     
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  2. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Barred Rocks have yellow skin and cuckoo marans would have white I believe.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    pips&peeps :

    Barred Rocks have yellow skin and cuckoo marans would have white I believe.

    Yes.​
     
  4. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    bared rock have yelow legs marans have white/pink legs domers should have rosse combs and gray legs did not see any domers in your pics #1 looks like marans if they have a singal comb and white legs (should be feathered) they are marans if they have singal comb and yelow legs they are rocks
     
  5. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:As I stated, they are hatchery stock, and do not conform to the standards, let alone the French standards. [​IMG]

    The last pic is the Dominique, with the obvious rose comb.
     
  6. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Overrun With Chickens

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    they have the same beaks a BR would have.
     
  7. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took a few more pictures that show the leg coloring better. They are now 23 weeks.

    Breed # 1

    Marans? Cockerel
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    Marans? Pullet
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    Breed # 2

    Barred Plymouth Rock? Pullets
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    Breed # 3

    Dominique Pullet
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    Am I correct about the breeds? Thanks.
     
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  8. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    the first two are (marans)
    the second are rocks
    the third is (domer)
     
  9. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the confirmation!

    I'm excited, before I thought I had a BR pair. I'm happy to find that I have a Marans pair. Can't wait to hatch more dark egg layers and maybe cross breed with the EE's for some Olive Eggers [​IMG]
     
  10. banjoejoe4783

    banjoejoe4783 VILLAMIL FARMS

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    if you sue a black copper maran over an AR you will have darker olive eggs
     

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