I need a Cuckoo Maran Vs. Barred Rock Expert

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by willowcreekfarm, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. willowcreekfarm

    willowcreekfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2013

    This is a 7-week-old hatchery cockerel. Is there any way to know at this point if he is a Barred Rock or a Cuckoo Maran? Can anyone tell from these pics? My hatchery says CMs have grey legs and BRs have yellow legs. But I've also read that CMs have pink legs and BRs have yellow. This guy has pinkish with some gray markings. As you can see in the picture with the two barred pulletson either side of him (I'm not sure which they are either) the pullets legs seem yellower and his pinker, but all have grey marks on the legs.

    Thanks for your input.

  2. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    i'd say a mix i have a young pullet like this but instead of the pinkish she has a yellowish in her ... he is pretty though ... my hen has more grey in the front of her legs and then some yellow on the back of her legs she is a mixed breed .. i never buy from hatchery's since you never know what will come out
  3. goldfinches

    goldfinches Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2011
    Don't count on a hatchery bird having the correct color of legs. I think he's a barred rock.
  4. farmer boy

    farmer boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    do you think he is a mix because thats what i thought .. because in his wings its not like full color and the leg color is a different color

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