need help figuring out breeds!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by amandadrewry, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. amandadrewry

    amandadrewry Out Of The Brooder

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    I inherited a flock of chickens yesterday and am clueless on some of them. I was told there was barred rocks, a Dominique and a cuckoo marans. I'm having trouble telling whose who.
    Chick #1 I'm thinking maybe the Dominique?
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    Chick #2 barred rock?
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    Chick #3 cuckoo marans?
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  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm only seeing Barred Rocks (the first three photos) and a Cuckoo Marans (the last bird). All of the birds pictured have a single comb; Dominiques should have rose combs (flat combs, with no spikes sticking up).
     
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  3. amandadrewry

    amandadrewry Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thank you, I wasn't sure about the Dominique but she swore there was one in there. What are the main differences between the barred rock & cuckoo marans? I noticed their legs looked different colors & the marans feathers are darker & less defined bars to me. Am I on the right track? Lol
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    You're on the right track. The Cuckoo color pattern is basically messy barring with less defined and more irregular bars . Cuckoo Marans should have white legs, while Barred Rocks have yellow ones.
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not see a comb on the first one that may be a Dominique.
     
  6. amandadrewry

    amandadrewry Out Of The Brooder

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    OK thank you both!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    When I blow up the photo, I can see that it is a small single comb. If it was a rose comb, it would look flat, but it looks like a ridge to me.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    If you could post a close-up picture of the first bird's comb, we could confirm whether it is a Barred Rock or a Dominique.
     
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  9. amandadrewry

    amandadrewry Out Of The Brooder

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    I will try when I get home. Any ideas what these are?[​IMG][/IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][/IMG][/IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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