How can I tell the difference

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Berynn, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    How can I tell the difference between a barred rock, and a french maran, I think that the other is a domonique?
    I think that my pullet is a french maran but don't know for sure. I am trying to get her to stand still so I can take a picture of her. She is pretty big
     
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    near Charlotte NC
    Feathersite has some good pics of baby chicks for a lot of different breeds.... that's where I went to ID my first batch of shipped chicks when I wasn't sure which was which.
     
  3. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Dominiques have rose combs.

    Marans will have less distinct barring, as they are "cuckoo" not barred.
     
  4. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    And, French Marans have feathered shanks (at least I believe their supposed to).

    Good luck!
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Barred rocks have yellow legs and a pattern to their barring.

    Cuckoo marans have pinkish/whitish legs (sometimes with a bit of a slate wash on the front if they are hatchery cuckoo marans) and a 'crazy' pattern to the barring.
     

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