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Marans, Dominique, BR

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by jmtcmkb, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me what to look for to figure out what my little one is? I will try and post a pic later. I ordered a dominique, but I am pretty sure she's not a dominique ( no rose comb). She is 4 weeks old, has yellow single comb and a yellow legs with black wash down the front. Her feathers are dark with a mottled look, mostly black but def has the barred look. I asked MPC and they said I probably got a br or marans. I did allow for substitutions and I am not upset she's the sweetest most friendliest chick.

    What's the major difference in Marans and Barred Rock?
     
  2. Time-Out

    Time-Out Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Marans have pinkish-whitish legs and I believe can have some yellow leakage? Marans are also called 'cuckoo', which is supposed to be different to 'barred'. I've never really seen a difference [​IMG]

    I've helped you loads, haven't I? lol
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I think with the yellow legs with the black wash down the front you have a BR. I *believe* that s actually one of traits you would look for when sexing it as a pullet. But I've never had them. Doms have a rose comb I think, and Marans would have pink legs. Pictures would help alot [​IMG]
     
  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A Cuckoo Marans will have whitish legs and skin, and the cuckoo pattern is a bit different from the barred pattern.
    A Barred Rock will have yellow legs and skin, and the legs will often have a dark wash down the front.
    A Dominique has a rose comb and the barring isn't as even as a BR -- it's more jagged.

    And pictures... They are always a good idea... [​IMG]
     
  5. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2, couldn't have said it better myself [​IMG]
     
  6. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What I've always heard about the cuckoo pattern is that the barring isn't as "clean" looking as on a regular barred bird, which I took to mean that the stripes were more blurry and not as clearly defined.
     
  7. jmtcmkb

    jmtcmkb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info, I think she's a barred rock. One of my kids has got my camera and it's MIA, as soon as I find it, with batteries I am going to get a pic of her [​IMG]

    As a day old she looked so idential to a dominique and not a barred rock... but what do I know. Her barring is very dark and seems to be mixed up, rather than evenly spaced, but maybe she is too young to tell.
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    sounds like you have a br
     

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