Is she really a cuckoo marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by littlecreekfarm, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Ok so I've had this hen for about a year and I still don't know what breed she is.....I bought her as a cuckoo marans but we noticed she was the only one with yellow legs and that is not the marans standard. She also has some golden cuckoo on her neck and has a single comb and lays a golden/brown egg and has gone broody a few times. Any ideas on what she might be???

    Here is a picture of her(sorry she looks funny she was wet [​IMG])
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    and her head(notice the golden cuckoo on her neck)
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    and her egg
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    Thanks,

    LCF
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I'm not quite sure.....her legs look to be yellow, and I think they should be white....And she looks awfully dark for a cuckoo, but maybe it's because she's wet. The egg isn't dark......

    And I don't like being negative because she's a good lookin' hen! Could you post a pic when she's dry? Maybe her feathers will be lighter?

    Sharon
     
  3. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Ok I will wait until it stops raining....her legs are very yellow oh and she is just over a year old [​IMG]
     
  4. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Ok so I found this picture of her from August
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  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Anyone????
     
  6. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Honestly with the yellow legs and the light colored egg I would say she's a barred rock. She may just have some gold leakage around the neck area?? Is she were a true marans i would expect her egg to be darker. jmo. [​IMG]
     
  7. Sami

    Sami Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a Cuckoo Maran in antisipation of a nice dark chocolate egg. She looked like a Barred Rock but her legs are a slate grey. She lays a light brown egg. Really disappointing. I talked to a farmer who said that they have brought in all kinds of Marans to their farm in Ontario and apparently the Marans in North American do not lay dark eggs...they lay one dark egg and then start to lighten up....has anyone hear of this before.
     
  8. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:Nope, my marans lay nice dark eggs, even my bantams and we are in North America. The only time they start to lighten is when a hen comes to the end of a laying cycle other than that they are a nice dark egg everyday! [​IMG]
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  9. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a very interesting bird. Not a Barred Rock (she's not barred), not a Cuckoo Marans. Perhaps a cross of the two.
     
  10. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    Virginia
    Quote:That's what I began to think after I couldn't figure out what she was......she was a hatchery bird so maybe she is a mix between the two [​IMG]

    Thanks everyone for your replies [​IMG]
     

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