Most prefered Cuckoo Maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Buckaroo, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. Buckaroo

    Buckaroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    Milton Florida
    Which is more prefered, Feather Legged Cuckoo Maran or Reg Cuckoo Maran? Whats the difference other than feather legged?
  2. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    There are two standards for Marans. The French standard calls for feathered shanks and the English standard calls for clean legs. It is all just what you prefer. Myself, I prefer the French birds since that is the first and original Marans before the English decided that clean legs were better and changed their birds genetic makeup to produce clean legs.
    As far as any difference, there really isn't much other than appearance. They both lay the lovely dark eggs and have very similar temperments. Take your pick, lol. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2008
  3. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    I think I live in the biggest mudhole in the world. Clean shanks and feet seem best here. When there is no mud it is snowing. Plus, I have an unruly araucana who tries to influence the easily impressed marans pullets to do as she does....

    What a bad girl:



    See the marans behind her?

  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Birch Run Farm, she may be a bad girl but she sure is pretty. lol

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