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Hopefully, A Mix Up With The Breeder.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by gmerchant, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Barred Rock

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  2. Cuckoo Maran

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  3. Hen

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  4. Cockerel

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  1. gmerchant

    gmerchant Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I was getting a Barred Rock, now I'm hoping it may be a Cuckoo Maran. I wanted to see if anyone had some input based on these lovely detailed photos my wife took. I told her to try and get a close up of the head and another of the legs and feet. Thanks, Garrett

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  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    That looks like a Barred Rock cockerel.
     
  3. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred Rock, and yes rooster if it is 12 weeks or younger.

    Legs are yellow with some black wash. Marans have white-grey legs. French Marans have feathered legs...down leg and outside toe.

    Another difference will be the barring. Barred Rock have a clear barring, almost like zebra stripes, and males are usually double barred so will have more stripes than females who will look darker...but often you can't see that difference until you have a male and female side by side....is it black on white or white on black.

    Cuckoo is sloppier, almost a dappling look rather than crisp bars.

    LofMc
     
  4. austrolover1

    austrolover1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. gmerchant

    gmerchant Out Of The Brooder

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    That's what I figured - but I wanted a second opinion. I'll post more if anything changes drastically. Thanks so much for your input!
    Garrett
     

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