HOW TO TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUCKOO MARANS AND BARRED ROCK

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jenikay63, May 14, 2009.

  1. jenikay63

    jenikay63 In the Brooder

    28
    12
    24
    Apr 6, 2009
    I have both cuckoo marans and barred rocks (Plymouth) and I can't tell the difference. I'm thinking the only way is in the leg/feet color. It appears as if the barred rocks have a more yellowish feeet color while the cuckoo marans have a more olived greenish/brownish color leg/feet. They are 6 weeks old.

    Does anyone have any other way I telling them apart?
     
  2. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    4,639
    31
    256
    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Rocks are the yellow legged ones.
     
  3. pipermark

    pipermark Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    When they get older the rocks should have a larger body structure. The Marans have a similar body style to a leghorn.
     
  4. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

    4,210
    465
    328
    Apr 8, 2008
    Ohio
    Your BR should have bright yellow legs and feet. The Marans have pink legs and feet with a dark smudgy line down the front of the legs.

    A BR will have lines that continue across the body or the wing. The cuckoo pattern will be broken, without continuous lines. It's more random. Also, my marans are darker than my BR.

    Other than that--it's tough!

    Erika
     
  5. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    786
    13
    131
    Nov 18, 2008
    If my Marans looked like Leghorns they would be culled, as should any like them.
    David
     
  6. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Songster

    Too right. [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by