Maran Hens??? Anyone pic of cuckoo and black?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by henmommy, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered 3 chicks in June that I was told were cuckoo marans. The picked up at by local feed store and I know they order from Privett's Hatchery. 1 of the 3 disappeared, so I have two left. Both look very different from each other. One looks just like a BR but with very yellow legs. The other looks more like a black copper maran without the copper. Legs are more pinkish. I have been getting 1 small dk brown for the last few days, but have not been able to figure out who. The egg is not as dark as I expected. I am questioning what I really have now and am disappointed since I was really wanting the mahogony color eggs. Based on my research, I was not expecting to see eggs until Dec, as they were hatched late June. The pullet that disappeared looked just like the sister that is mostly black. Any thoughts? Does a cuckoo maran look different from a "black" maran? Is there such a thing as a black maran? I have other BR's in my flock, but they are smaller than this new girl that llooks like them. I can add pics if that would helpful. Thanks!
     
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  2. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Marans are not black,no Marans has yellow legs. Sounds like you has some cross breds.
    David
     
  3. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! What color are cuckoo marans? Black and White like a Barred Rock? The other one is mostly black w/pinkish legs and very faint white around the neck.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Here is my Cuckoo Marans trio and roo

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