Multiple unidentified chickens

Korte38

Chirping
Jan 16, 2018
59
98
86
If the previous owner said some were marans, the rooster is probably a marans. Although the APA calls for feathering on the legs, and he lacks feathered legs, many birds shown in 4H are hatchery quality birds. Cackle hatchery for sure sells both marans and French marans, the only difference being feathers or their lack on legs.

The first hen I have no opinion on. I could see either.

What a fun flock! How many do you have in all?
 

BirdLeaf

Songster
Jan 21, 2018
191
248
127
Johnstown Colorado
If the previous owner said some were marans, the rooster is probably a marans. Although the APA calls for feathering on the legs, and he lacks feathered legs, many birds shown in 4H are hatchery quality birds. Cackle hatchery for sure sells both marans and French marans, the only difference being feathers or their lack on legs.

The first hen I have no opinion on. I could see either.

What a fun flock! How many do you have in all?
Thank you! I have so many I can barely keep track of them! :lau Not including chicks that are less than a week old, I have 32. Add in those chicks and things get a bit crazy :gigOne of my eggs hatched this morning and another is hatching as we speak!
 

debid

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 20, 2011
7,543
6,846
496
middle TN
If the previous owner said some were marans, the rooster is probably a marans. Although the APA calls for feathering on the legs, and he lacks feathered legs, many birds shown in 4H are hatchery quality birds. Cackle hatchery for sure sells both marans and French marans, the only difference being feathers or their lack on legs.

The first hen I have no opinion on. I could see either.

What a fun flock! How many do you have in all?
If I recall correctly, Marans were being bred in the US prior to establishment of the APA standards. Some followed the French (feathered) and others the English (clean legged) standard and there was some debate around which would be the standard in the US.
 

Tlmcq

Songster
Mar 17, 2017
1,496
1,203
236
Pomeroy, OH
Hoover's carries Marans and a lot of TSC order from them, at least in Ohio. The last ones I saw that came from Hoover's hatchery were Cuckoo and did not have feathered legs.
 

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