Identify Hens???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by asorensen, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. asorensen

    asorensen Out Of The Brooder

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    I was given these two hens and the lady said that the black & white one is a cuckoo Maran and the Black one is a Black Maran. I have looked at pictures and I am not sure. I would appreciate any input. Oh, one of them does lay pretty dark eggs and I am going to seperate them tomorrow and see who it is. I think it is the black and white one but then what the heck is the black hen if that is the case? Thanks
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  2. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 30, 2008
    KY
    The hen on the far left could indeed be a Cuckoo Marans. She looks like the hen I had, very long ago.

    The "black" one isn't black at all. See the "ghost barring"? Not sure about her... she's probably a mix, or could be a very messed up/low quality cuckoo.

    And that's a super cute EE hen there in the corner [​IMG]
     
  3. asorensen

    asorensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Ok I have a correction to make I just realized the black chicken is not a hen, it has spurs so does that make a difference in what it might be? OOOPS! LOL
     
  4. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    spurs don't make it a roo...look for hackle and saddle feathers
     
  5. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    could,might be ee X marans to make olive eggers mayhaps?
     
  6. smarsh

    smarsh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is not a roo. the color of the legs makes me think cuckoo marans, the third looks EEish
     
  7. hookedonpigeons

    hookedonpigeons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blackish looking one looks like a Astrolorp Barred rock mix.
     
  8. asorensen

    asorensen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Well if it is a hen, which I thought in the beginning the eggs I thought were hers are a dark brown, not as dark as the black & white one (I was told she is a Cuckoo Maran from the people I got her from) but the same people said they thought the black one was a Black Maran... The black & white one lays fairly dark eggs with a few darker speckles on it and the black one lays eggs that have no spots but are almost as dark as the other.
     

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