I was sold as a Cuckoo Maran.... am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ginormous chicken, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. ginormous chicken

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    So this chick was sold as a cuckoo maran. She is now a little over 3 weeks. She doesn't have the white dot of the cuckoos and at 3 weeks there is absolutely no mottling of grey and white. Is she still a Maran or is this a Australorp or something else? What do you all think. Please help, I have to decide if I am going to keep her!



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    What do you all think?
     
  2. SpringChickens

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    I don't think so - not with those black legs. Also, if she didn't have a black dot on her head, she's probably not going to be cuckoo either (not that she looks like she's feathering out that way).
     
  3. beausonge

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    Here is a picture of my 3 1/2 week old cuckoo maran with a 2 1/2 delaware in front of her. Maybe she is one of the solid colored Marans?


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  4. kera!

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    i am not a pro but I would say a black sex link..
     
  5. lcw1995

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    dont jersey giants have yellow feet?
     
  6. ginormous chicken

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    No... I had a black sex link...it was pure black. But yeah..... not a cuckoo maran!! [​IMG] Could she be a really crappy Black Copper with no fuzzy feet? I know some lines don't have fuzzy feet. [​IMG] I am disappointed!!!

    Maybe I should just wait... I am curious how this plays out. But still ...[​IMG]
     
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  7. ChickenWisperer

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    Definitely NOT a cuckoo marans. Sorry, I'm not good at guessing breed with chicks.
     
  8. ginormous chicken

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    What do you guys think? Jersey Giant. I was just looking, she does look like a Jersey from the google pics. I was looking at!
     
  9. pnp4kidz

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    Kinda looks like my 4 week old Black Copper Marans chicks... minus the feather legs...

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    they are really in a 'scruffy' phase right now, but same little white on the breast, and otherwise black... black legs...
     
  10. ginormous chicken

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    Hmmm... it does.
    So here is my list, it could be:

    australorp
    Black Jersey Giant
    Lesser BCM
    Sex link (but she is not pure black!)

    Hmmm....[​IMG]
     

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