maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Littlecimarron18, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    k so i thought this chicken was sick when its feathers werent growing right, but i saw some pics of marans.
    If it is a maran is it a hen or roo?
    ( i know its not the best pic but it wouldnt hold still lol)


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  2. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which one? The front one looks like a roo from the tail feathers. I don't have much experience though. With my leghorns, the roo's tail had pointier, slightly twisted feathers.
     
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  3. Buckguy20

    Buckguy20 OKIE MOSES

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    Cuckoo Maran roosters are much lighter. If it is a rooster, it is not a Maran.
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    If its legs are white its a maran's If its legs are yellow its a barred rock.
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  5. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmmm kk. ummmm im pretty sure i have a pic of their feet compared, the farther one is a barred rock but im not sure about the one with the weird tail.. ill post feet pic in the morning, photobucket is slow....
     
  6. hb

    hb Out Of The Brooder

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    Your "girl" looks like my girl. I will try to post some pics when I find the right cable. My "maran" has white legs with a tinge of a grey stripe running down the front of the legs. Her feathers look blurry, not so well defined as the Barred Rock. She is really big, and was a late bloomer, compared to other chickens. She lays brown eggs, but not super dark brown eggs, which has me wondering if she's a true Maran. Also, I read that Marans are broody, and she's not like sitting on her eggs even. Her ears are red, but then there's like a small white dot on her ears. Again, I will try to post some picks, because I'm in the same boat as you. Let's figure out who these girls really are!
     
  7. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good deal. she is definately bigger and more clumsy looking than my barred rocks
    here is a pic of her feet.

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  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My cuckoo marans (not maran) look similar. The males are several shades lighter when against the females. My pullets are the very largest of my pullets. They are larger than my jersey giants and my barred rocks. They are also more dominant than any other of the pullets. They lead the pecking order. One tell tale sign is the feet. The pinky white with the slate wash is marans. Barred Rocks have yellow feet.

    Here is a photo of Lafayette, a cuckoo marans cockeral, age 9 months, from McMurray Hatchery.

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  9. Littlecimarron18

    Littlecimarron18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey thanks a bunch, = )
     
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    hey little. Your hen has the wrong leg color and some odd feather traits to be full maran. Probably a cross from the hatchery.
     

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