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How can i tell the difference between a black maran and black aussies?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by goldielocks, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. goldielocks

    goldielocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both breeds and wonder if i didnt just get all black aussies...how can i tell the difference?
     
  2. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    6. No Spam. Spamming is posting the same thing several times. "Bumping" (posting to move a thread up on the forum list) and cross-posting (posting the same thread in several forums) are examples of spam.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I would say that Black Aussies would have MORE red around their faces while Marans would have red combs and wattles, nothing in between unless they are going thru a molt. Also, in some cases, the Aussies would have more Orpington body shape.

    You should have gotten them tagged if you were hatching or color code them as chicks. I do that with my Welsummers and Spitzhaubens out of different breeders.
     
  4. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    By Aussies do you mean Australorps?
     
  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Black Marans have feathered legs, a higher tail set , white to grey legs and lay dark brown eggs. Australorps have clean legs,a medium tail set,black legs and lay white eggs
    David
     
  6. goldielocks

    goldielocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes

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  7. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I believe that blackdotte means that Australorps lay brown eggs, not white.


    Australorps also do not generally have the gold/red coloration around the neck. I would personally have more issues figuring between black sex-link and a black copper marans that lacks foot feathering.
     
  8. goldielocks

    goldielocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry...my bad. I got kicked off line and when i went back to find my post i wasnt sure where i had posted it..or if it even posted.
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  9. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In there country of origin Australorps lay a pale tinted egg, & this would be white in comparison to a Marans egg. Neither a Black Australorp nor a Black Marans should have any colour in the neck hackle, both are silver based, so if you got either with red in the neck hackle I would wonder about their ancestory
    David
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Ah, I forget that there are actually a variety of marans that lack copper. Too many varieties of a breed that used to be nonexistent in the US.
     

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