Is this a wheaten maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenz101, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could The one on the left be a wheaten maran, or any suggestions?[​IMG]
     
  2. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a pic of my Wheaten Marans pullets at what looks to be a similar age...the bird in question looks sort of wheaten-ish, but the leg color is off, and it looks to be clean legged, so I would guess probably not a Marans.
     
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  3. chickenz101

    chickenz101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the leg colour but the other day I checked she did have a few random feathers on her legs, which made me believe she may be Maran...?
     
  4. Overoberyl

    Overoberyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of comb is it? I can't tell from the pic...a few tufts of feathers on the legs may or may not be related to breed. I've had a couple of Orpingtons from imported lines that had a few tufts also, my understanding is that it is either an anomaly, or a remnant from when the breed was created. Certainly this bird could be a Marans that just doesn't fit the standard, but I think it's probably something like a Golden Comet.
     

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