Is my roo a BR or a Maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cook_kaka_ook, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not a Barred Rock. Looks more like a Black Sexlink, but with white legs, could be he was made by using a Cuckoo Marans hen and RIR rooster, rather than a BR hen. His barring is very much like a black sexlink rather than Cuckoo Marans to me, but could be wrong.
     
  3. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Without Yellow legs, he isn't a pure BR. Could be Birchen Marans. I have them. Their rare around here. Maybe a mix of something. Nice bird!

    Yjis is my Birchen Marans Roo

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  4. cook_kaka_ook

    cook_kaka_ook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I pair this roo with a buff EE will my hen still produce a green egg? What will be their offspring look like?
     
  5. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like a sexlink or some sort of cross to me [​IMG]
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Your hen will continue to lay whatever color of egg she currently lays. The Rooster doesn't make the hen change egg color.
     
  7. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your hen will continue to lay whatever color of egg she currently lays. The Rooster doesn't make the hen change egg color.

    i've also been told that the blue egg gene is dominant so if she lays green, her female offspring should lay some shade of green, so with the brown of the roo, her daughters may lay a pretty olive or light olive egg... good luck...

    and i didn't think about the mixing a barred marans with a RIR to get sexlinks.. i have 1 RIR and a couple barred marans.... hhhmmmm
    thanxs for that info....
     

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