How do I tell the difference between a barred rock chick and a cuckoo maran chick?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by moonflowerfarms, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. moonflowerfarms

    moonflowerfarms Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 15, 2012
    Golden, CO
    Hi all,

    I got a shipment of chicks from Meyer Hatchery. Sadly, three died in transit from the storm, and one is not looking so good. One of the ones who died was either a barred rock or a cuckoo maran. I have never had the marans before, and from all the photos I can see on line, the chicks look exactly like barred rocks. I can't see any really noticable difference just looking at them from above in the brooder. Do any of you have any tricks to tell them apart? From the photos I've seen, it looks like the marans might have more white on the chest? I just don't know!
  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Barred rocks have yellowish legs. Marans have pinkish white legs.
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    x2. Otherwise they're pretty much identical at this point.
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2008
    If you don't know which one it was, Meyer usually refunds you the money for the most expensive chick it could be.

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