Maran??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by blessedchickenmama7, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pair of Marans who are about 7 1/2 weeks old. One is an obvious roo, and it's been obvious for weeks... But the pullet has feathers on her legs... Is that normal for a maran? I thought they were clean legged.

    Sonia
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Quote:I think it depends on what color maran you have.

    Black Copper Marans (Clean & Feather Legged)

    Blue Copper Marans (Clean & Feather Legged)

    Wheaten Marans (Feather Legged)

    Blue Marans (Clean Legged)

    Splash Marans (Clean Legged)

    Blue Cuckoo Marans (Clean Legged)

    Cuckoo Marans (Feather Legged)

    White Marans (Feather Legged)

    Gold Salmon Marans (Clean Legged)
     
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  3. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    French marans have feathered legs, and some hatcheries sell both varieties.
     
  4. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, y'all.

    Mine came from a breeder but they are Cuckoo Marans so I guess the feathered legs are normal for them!

    Sonia
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cuckoos can have both feathered and clean legs. Mine all have clean legs.
     
  6. blessedchickenmama7

    blessedchickenmama7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that's what I was going to ask next, since my roo has clean legs.
     
  7. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    I had Black, Black Copper, Cuckoo, and was working with a Birchin line. There were clean and feathered shanks in all the flocks although the Cuckoo breed pens definitely had less. It also depends on what line you are working with. My Fugate line threw a few feathered legs. My Braden line pair were clean legged and I sold them before I hatched any of their eggs. The Ripley rooster had heavily feathered legs. I had two roos of another line (can't remember which of the top of my head) and they were clean legged too.
     

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