New Rooster ( Pics )

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by BirdBoy88, May 23, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Heres a Roo my uncle got today, i'm not sure what kind he is but he's really big an loud..the hens love'

  2. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    Either a barred rock or a cuckoo marans. I'm new to chickens so I don't know yet how to tell the difference between the two.
  3. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Just from the head shot, I would assume that he is a barred rock. A simple way to tell them from the Cuckoos is the color of their legs. Barred Rocks are to have yellow legs(shanks) where the marans will have white legs/shanks.

    [​IMG] Barred Rock

    [​IMG] Cuckoo Maran

    If you will look closely at the barring on the feathers, you will notice the diffence in the barring. The Barred Rock's bars are thinner, and more uniform. Where the Cuckoo marans are thicker and more splotchey. I hope this helps.
    Last edited: May 23, 2008
  4. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    He looks just like a Barred Rock I use to have.
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    oh kool, cuz we had no idea what it was, this old guy hatched him out last year but the old man died a few days ago an his daughter gave my uncle the rooster

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