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How do you tell which are BR and which are CM?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowcol, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Looking back I guess I should have put them in seperate brooders but its to late now. I had 7 Barred rock chicks that hatched between the 9 and 10th of april and 6 Cuckoo Marans that hatched on the 13 and at first I had no problem telling who was who. Yesterday however they all seemed to look alike. Is there any certain trait I could look for to tell them apart or will I have to wait til they feather out? I thought I would be able to tell from their feet and legs but most seem to have alot of black on thier legs so I just can't see a difference.

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Rocks should have yellow legs and marans should have white.

    I see that you said you can't tell the difference in leg color because of the black wash. That is the only way I know of at a young age to tell the difference though.
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Thanks, I guess I will just have to say I am not sure what is what when the guy comes tonight to buy some. Thanks

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