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oppinions on cochins and marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Barred Rocks forever, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] yes the black roo has squirrel tail
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I fail to see anything about if the Black are hatched from Blue Marans. The Black Male also has several tail feathers with White. Does not appear to have very much width of back on any of the Marans. The soft under the vent feathers appear to have a brown cast to them.

    The Splash Cochins look very nice from what I can see. Was thinking one thing and typing another. Still very nice and I have many years with large fowl cochins. Don
     
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  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    . . . . I thought those were Splash Cochins. They're nice, but they need a much more round cushion and lower set, smaller tail. If they are mottled - They have way too much white on them.

    The Black Marans are okay, except of course the squirrel tail - Also, as mentioned, they have white in them. They should be solid black, through and through. Another thing is that they should have more substance; a better frame.

    Marans should be broad, have a nice, strong chest, and have strong legs.
     
  4. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    to be honest im not sure what color they were hatched from ? i was told those cocihn were splash also thank u for the comment
    Quote:I fail to see anything about if the Black are hatched from Blue Marans. The Black Male also has several tail feathers with White. Does not appear to have very much width of back on any of the Marans. The soft under the vent feathers appear to have a brown cast to them.

    The Mottled Cochins look very nice from what I can see. Don
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They do look like splash cochins, mottled would have random white feathering all over their bodies.
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Quote:Actually, splash is the random one. Mottling is having white tipping on each, or at least every 4-5 feathers.

    These are quite definitely splash birds.
     
  7. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
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    so do you think the blue maran is ok ? should i just exit the black one from my breeding program ? just getting into breeding sq birds and kind of a young guy im trying to learn so i can bring somthing to show to a show one day really like what u guys are doing on the maran thread thanks for the advice
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  8. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    I made correction to Splash Cochin, was thinking one thing and wrote another. Don
     
  9. Barred Rocks forever

    Barred Rocks forever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 9, 2009
    maryland
    oh and illa the marans are 5 months old
     
  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    From what I see, the blue has a much more substantial, meaty body, much better tail. . But he's in the background or facing away in all the photos, so it is hard to say otherwise.

    And remember, Marans are not yet APA recognized, and blue/black are one of the later colors to be accepted, so first you really should worry about egg color. Especially with blues and blacks from the same breeding as blues, because they tend to have poor egg color.
     
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