Marans Pullet - suspect not Wheaten...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Steampunked, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Steampunked

    Steampunked Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia

    I got this girl from a breeder in Australia (just down the road from my place). Marans genetics are apparently pretty limited here. I actually wanted a Black Copper, but just couldn't afford the prices of them, so decided to get a wheaten instead.

    However, she's very red, with a black tail, and while her underparts are buff, they seem pretty dark. She does have feathered feet, quite gracious ones, and her personality is very docile, unruffled, and friendly.

    Do these guys go paler as they age, or is this just not a wheaten at all?
  2. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Flock Master

    Mar 9, 2014
    Northern Colorado
    I was curious so got to looking. I am thinking she may be but is just very dark. You should know when she lays an egg. She is pretty and may lighten when she molts.

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