Need help from a Maran or Orp expert please

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ferniebubba64, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. ferniebubba64

    ferniebubba64 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a roo and 4 hens that i hatched from eggs off of Ebay. They are 4 months old now. My problem is I don't know if they are Marans or Orps. They are blue. I bought eggs of both kinds and don't know how to tell the differance yet. They are not quite laying yet. They have blue feathering and black legs. What is some distinguishing trait that would tell them apart. I can't post pics yet. Please help.
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Do any of them have feathered shanks and toes?
     
  3. ferniebubba64

    ferniebubba64 Out Of The Brooder

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    No. I already thought of that,but I don't even remember if they were french or not. Not all Marans have feathering. Thanks
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    can you post pics?
     
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    depending on the quality of the orps, you could tell based on the birds type, but if bought off of ebay, I'm thinking the orps may be production quality?
     

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