mystery Marans chicks for genetics gurus --

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by amazondoc, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Hey guys --

    I just acquired 4 "wheaten" Marans chicks -- but at least two of them can not be pure wheaten.

    I am wondering if two of them might be split for salmon (e+).

    The other two are very very light in their primary feather color. I've never had a wheaten chick feather in this light, but I've heard it can happen. I'd love to know what folks think about these as well.

    Both of the darker chicks, and one of the lighter chicks, are feather-legged. Only the lightest chick is clean legged.

    Any input welcomed!
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I don't know much about wheaten marans.. (I have Golden Cuckoos).

    Keep taking pics, it will be wonderful to see their progression as they get older.

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