how can you tell the difference in barred rock hen and a cuckoo maran

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Farmlife4me, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a hen that is suppose to be a cuckoo maran , but the other day somebody told me she was a barred rock hen ... I know they look alot alike .. my hen has yellow legs and some black streaking down the front ....she lays dark to light brown colored eggs .
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    If she has yellow legs she's a rock. Marans have white legs.
     
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has neat narrow regular distinct barring & yellow legs ,she is a Rock. Erratic, irregular, zigzag barring and white legs, she is a Marans. Anthing else ,she is probably a cross breed.
    David
     
  4. Farmlife4me

    Farmlife4me Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you guys !! SHe is def. a Rock then ! [​IMG]
     
  5. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    8 week old cuckoo marans [​IMG] note legs
     
  6. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Here is one of my Barred Rock hens:
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    and one of my Cockoo Maran hens:
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    And a picture of a CM/EE cross to show CM leg color:
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