Maran, mutt, he or she?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by danamillette, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I was told this "hen" was some kind of Maran...now I am thinking she is a he and a mutt? What do you think. Pretty whatever it is.....
    Thanks!

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Marans has an S at the end, singular or not. [​IMG]



    I'm thinking it is either an Olive Egger (Marans x blue/green laying hen) or not a Marans cross at all. The Marans parent would have to be Wheaten or Golden Salmon or something to throw that color in an F1 cross.
     
  3. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see saddle feathers so definantly a roo, but I can't tell if he's a mix or not. Hope someone else gets on here who knows Marans.
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    He's a he. Forgot to mention.
     
  5. danamillette

    danamillette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     
  6. Nostalchic

    Nostalchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    She IS a he, and a mutt, I'm afraid. Comb isn't right, no feathering on his legs (not all Marans have that but many do), etc.
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    diffently roo...comb appears to be a buttercup type comb. not a marans (french standereds have feathers on their feet while a standered doesnt). possable mix though
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The comb is a pea comb. You can cross a Marans x blue egg layer for a comb like that, and when using a Wheaten Marans, you're likely to have very slim leg feathering.
     
  9. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe a BLRW x EE Roo?
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:That would make a bird with a very flat, rose-like comb. Not a tall modified pea comb.
     

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