Not cuckoo, but could it be Maran?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlbionWood, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last month I got my order of 30 chicks. We were able to identify all the breeds we had ordered (Delawares, Wyandottes, Buff Orps, Speckled Sussex, NHR, Barred Rock) except one- we thought we'd ordered two Cuckoo Marans, but the only dark chicks were the two Barred Rocks. Now they are growing out, and it's getting easier to tell them all apart, but there are two birds that don't quite match up. This is one:
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    Any ideas? It's a beautiful bird, rich mahogany brown wings/back and a striking blue-black chest and sides.
     
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I'm thinking partrage rock??? I had one ID'd on here as such, and he's gotten darker with age. Beautiful boy, I'm thinking about keeping him.

    Marans do not have yellow legs.
     
  3. NewHen

    NewHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try the Marans thread under breeders....They're very helpful.


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  4. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    HE is not a Marans, don't know what he is but he is pretty. Bet he turns out beautiful when he grows up. [​IMG]
     
  5. AlbionWood

    AlbionWood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured it was a cockerel... going to be some difficult decisions here in another month or two. [​IMG]

    So, definitely not a Maran. Anybody else have an opinion as to what breed it might be?
     
  6. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Partridge Rock Rooster. [​IMG]
     
  7. BeardedLadyFarm

    BeardedLadyFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I is probably a Partridge Rock, but could be a Welsummmer. Cockerel either way. Should be a handsome fellow if you're allowed to keep him.
     

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