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Is this a cuckoo maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickencoupe, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. chickencoupe

    chickencoupe New Egg

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    I was told when I purchased this pullet (now about 5 mos. old) that she is a cuckoo maran, but she is under-average size compared to my same-age hens, yellow-legged, and doesn't look like any c.m. pictures I've found on line. As you see, she has coppery lacing on top. She laid her first egg yesterday, and it was cream, but I understand that marans sometimes lay chocoloate eggs only after a few weeks of the cycle.


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  2. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    not a cuckoo maran they look like this
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    with pink legs
     
  3. LadiesMan017

    LadiesMan017 Out Of The Brooder

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    That is definitely NOT a cuckoo maran.
     
  4. LadiesMan017

    LadiesMan017 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes, this is a cuckoo maran. Not red and black. I have never seen a chicken like yours, I don't know what it is.
     
  5. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO WAY is that a Maran, of any type. It looks like a cross of a gold laced wyandotte and maybe a black sex-link. Could have some kind of banty in its lines if it is staying small. I would say it is a mix of some kind, not sure if Maran is in there though.

    Sorry..but at least its a hen AND its laying eggs for you!! [​IMG]
     
  6. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Dark cornish maybe.
     
  7. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a Barnevelder chicken [​IMG] Beautiful!
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess Dark Cornish. [​IMG]

    Definitely not a Marans...
     
  9. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If she has a pea comb, then Dark Cornish. If she is younger than indicated and has a straight comb that hasn't developed (she doesn't have much red in her face for 5 months) the Barnvelder with lighter than expected eggs.
     
  10. Faith Hope

    Faith Hope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She looks a lot like my dark cornish.
     

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