My crested Maran is confusing me. 10 months and no egg!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RyanStCrispins, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. RyanStCrispins

    RyanStCrispins New Egg

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    Hi all! I bought a Cuckoo Maran and 3 Cream Legbars last October, they were in the same pen. Now I was told they were all 4/5 months old. Our Maran went broody in the autumn and sits on the nest at times now this spring, but as of yet , now March, not a single brown egg, just blue/green eggs from the Legbars! Apparently she's 10 months old now. This is confusing me! Furthermore, it appears she has a crest! Now I'm beginning to think if
    she is a cream Legbar/Maran cross and in fact she's laid her 1st egg but it's actually blue/green. I'll attach a photo. Please share your thoughts on this guys! Cheers

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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you've got a crossbred hen. Unless you paid extra for her then I wouldn't worry too much about it. Colored eggs are awesome.

    The reason I say crossbred Marans do not have crests.
     
  3. RyanStCrispins

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    Cheers. I think it may be the case but I hope though she is just a late layer and will pop out a Choco egg soon. But if she was a cross wouldnt her colour pattern be different? She looks an awful lot like a Maran.
     

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