How do you tell cuckoo marans from Dominiqes?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cgjsmith, Aug 2, 2007.

  1. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both and from the pictures of the marans they look just alike!! i planned on raiseing and breeding both but I don't want to catch the wrong roo!! Should I put a band on their feet to tell them apart? I've only got one cuckoo and was thinking about a different maran. C
     
  2. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cuckoo maran will look more barred and have dark legs as the dominique will have yellow legs.
     
  3. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maran's have single combs and Dom's have rose combs. They look very different when grown. [​IMG]

    Most Maran's I've seen have pinkish white legs.
     
  4. Barb Schuetz

    Barb Schuetz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You're right- I just looked on feathersite. But my "cuckoo maran" has dark legs?!?!
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Here is a pic of a Cuckoo Maran Roo....
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    TALL comb...

    and a Dom hen

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    Last edited: Aug 3, 2007
  6. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Barb! [​IMG]

    As far as I know, which isn't all that far, young Marans and some adult strains in the US have dark legs. The true french variety have lightly feathered legs. So it depends on where you get them, I guess. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2007

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