How to I.D. a Barred Rock or Cuckoo Maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by CCCChickenman, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. CCCChickenman

    CCCChickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought our only rooster @ the Colorado State Fair this fall
    I "thought" he was a B.Rock, but browsing SandS website today, I found a picture of a Cuckoo Marans, and it looks" EXACTLY" like my 8 mo.old bird.
    I want to add Marans, Australorps, Salmon Faverolles, and Welsummers this spring ASAP but not sure who I want to buy from ?
    Is there a positive I.D. for either a B.R. or Marans?? [​IMG]
     
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  2. claud

    claud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well for one thing a BR should have yellow legs, Marans not.
     
  3. CCCChickenman

    CCCChickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    My bird has yellow/red legs & feet
     
  4. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    If he has clean yellow legs, he's a Barred Rock.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yellow or a slate, rather pinkish color? A picture might help - But, yeah, leg color is the main giveaway for the roo.
     
  6. CCCChickenman

    CCCChickenman Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll double check on the leg color in the morning
    Thanks for your help.
    No matter what kind of bird, he's very gentle w/the girls and what a protector.
    I wouldn't trade / or eat him for anything.. [​IMG]
     
  7. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Barred rocks have yellow feet and some have the pinkish flesh colored lines like you mentioned and the OP mentioned about the slate gray overlay which is more prominent on the pullets. Also the barring is more defined black and white stripes or more of a bluish-gray hue on the males.

    Cuckoo Marans have white feet with the pinkish fleshy lines and the barring is less defined more like blurry gray and white not exact equal amounts of black and white some kinda look more lacey than barred.

    catdaddy
     
  8. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Yellow legs=BR and white legs=CM.
     

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