Need the scoop on Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NonstopNick, May 20, 2011.

  1. NonstopNick

    NonstopNick New Egg

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    I purchased some Maran chicks, one hen, and one roo, they look like a barred rock. When I look at this site in the breed section it shows marans twice - one as an egg layer and one as a dual purpose, but neither of them look like what I have. Any ideas as to what I will end up with?
     
  2. sabella

    sabella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe Cuckoo Marans? They are barred.
     
  3. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a Cuckoo Maran:old;)
     
  4. NonstopNick

    NonstopNick New Egg

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    Thank you. So are they considered a duel purpose bird or an egg layer?
     
  5. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dual purpose and they should get big and chunky my Cuckoo rooster is huge
     
  6. pouletdile

    pouletdile Out Of The Brooder

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    cuckoo maran= white legs
    barred rocks= yellow legs

    i have both and that's the only way i can tell them apart
     
  7. pouletdile

    pouletdile Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My roo was huge too but was too mean so he's gone. My maran hen on the other hand is not too big I'd say the same size as my australorps
     

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