Marans coloring

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HomesteaderMel, May 11, 2012.

  1. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel In the Brooder

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    I just got these birds from a friend. She said they are Marans, but I have been unable to identify the hen's coloring... she looks part wheaten and part something else! The rooster is definitely a blue wheaten. Here are some pics:



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    Any thoughts? Comments?
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    I think she is a splash Black-Tailed Buff. Wheaten can sire Black-Tailed Buff. That blue gene bred to the right mate can sire splash. I think you ended up with both.
    Karen in western PA, USA
     
  3. HomesteaderMel

    HomesteaderMel In the Brooder

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    A very belated "Thank You" for responding :)
     

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