New Chicks and not so sure of the breeds!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LMEggs, May 17, 2008.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    I just came back from the feed store with 5 new chicks & two ducks!! But.. I think they had them mixed up just a bit!

    3 Cuckoo Marans
    and 2 Salmon Faverolles
    2 ducks I didn't know the breeds of...

    But I think they got their breeds mixed up this time!

    What do you guys think they look like?

    Here are the three cuckoo marans that they said was cuckoo marans but one is larger then the other two and one is kinda blueish in color but still has the barring and the other is smaller and not as much barring and more white under the head Are they still marans just different ages ?
    Have a look! I've never had or seen marans before.

    The Biggest maran I think this very large one might be a hen...

    The one with more white and not as much barring but ages of the chicks are unknown so it maybe that this one is just younger

    And the weirder colored maran... there was only two of this color ?

    Heres the Salmon faverolles... But they don't really look like Salmon faverolle chicks.. ? what are they ?

    and this girl was in with the salmon faverolles and thats what they said she was but is she ? She has no comb that I can see... fluke maybe ?

    And they offered me a 2 for $4 deal on my ducks!! couldn't beat it!
    Non topknot one.. what breed is it ?

    and this little one has a top knot!

    What do you guys think !? Are they really salmon faverolles and cuckoo marans ? they said they were but i'm not so sure...
    Last edited: May 17, 2008
  2. Adri

    Adri In the Brooder

    Apr 29, 2008
    I'm really new to this, but the one that is supposed to be a Salmon Faverolle, looks similar to my Polish chicks. The top-knot and the nostrils are very similar, although mine don't have the dark colour on the body. I hope that one of the many knowledgeable members here will shed more light on all of them for you.
  3. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    Not sure about the cuckoo marans, some look maybe like barred rocks. But those are deffiently not salmon faverolles. The first one looks like a white crested black polish, and the second one looks like a silver spangled hamburg. The 2 ducks both look like anconas. They are all adorable, that for sure [​IMG] Good luck with them.
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    The first and second chick look like my cuckoo marans. These chicks hatch large and grow very fast,especially the roos, which #1 is. #2 is a pullet. #3 could be a marans,I've never seen a cuckoo look like that,but sometimes you get odd chicks from cuckoo. Can't say much about the others,but I agree that that first non-maran looks as though there is some polish somewhere in it's family tree.

    I went back to look at the pics,and I don't think # 3 is a marans after all. One of the characteristics of a maran is the rapter type head. #1 and #2 has that hooked bill look, but #3 looks round and fluffy.
    Last edited: May 19, 2008
  5. TMNTCkins

    TMNTCkins Songster

    Pictures 1 & 2 look like our marrons and #4 looks like polish. Cute babies.
  6. yankeemtfarm

    yankeemtfarm Songster

    Sep 13, 2007
    Salmon Faverolles have five toes, a muff and a beard [​IMG]

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