Maran chicks???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chickenlady29, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. Chickenlady29

    Chickenlady29 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 19, 2014
    I got some chicks out of the cuckoo maran pullet bin at rural king and everyone keeps telling me there not marans? I'm just curious as to what they are and if there even pullets.I plan to keep them regardless but would just like a idea[​IMG]
  2. Ducks4us

    Ducks4us Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2015
    North Idaho
    Im no expert but they kinda look like the silver laced wyandotte chicks at our local feed store right now.
    Can you call and see what other breeds they were selling.
    I just googled cuckoo maran chicks and they didnt look like that.
  3. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Chicken Obsessed

    Hi. [​IMG]

    I would have to agree not Marans based on the fact they don't have feathered legs. Also, those are the wrong color legs, I think. Unless they aren't being bred to the French standard.

    The markings on the head look a lot like my Silver Laced Wyandottes.

    Mix ups happen all the time in feed store bins, so it's not all that uncommon.

    Still lovely. [​IMG]

    Just a quick FYI.... Marans is always with an S even if there is only one... they hail from a French town named Marans. [​IMG]
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    They don't appear to be Marans. Probably Silver Laced Wyandottes.
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Cuckoo Marans chicks look pretty much like barred Rock with a white head spot and white underbelly.

    I agree these look like Wyandottes.
  6. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Overrun With Chickens

    I also agree, they look like cute little SLWs. [​IMG]

  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    silver laced Wyandottes

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