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Please help with breeds of my chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Chicken5555, Apr 10, 2016.

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    possible breed combinations:

    (a) Ameraucana roo X Blue Splash Marans hen
    (b) Ameraucana roo X Cuckoo Marans hen
    (c) Ameraucana roo X Ameraucana hen

    All parent chickens are pure breeds. One rooster fathered all 16 chicks.

    How do I know which chick comes from which hen?
    And, can a chick that is half Marans have no feathers on it's feet? or are all of the chicks with featherless legs pure Ameraucanas?

    I'd love to know. Thank you.

  2. anyone know the breeds???? They all have the same Ameraucana father.
    The moms are either Ameraucana, Blue Splash Marans, or Cuckoo Marans. Thanks.
  3. ECSandCCFS

    ECSandCCFS Crowing

    Jul 23, 2013
    Since they are all pure breed, then the Marans crosses should be the only ones with feathered legs. But since I don't know about leg feathering genetics, then it may be possible that some of the nonfeather- legged chicks are Marans crosses
  4. Ok, so the ones with no feathers on the legs are likely pure Ameraucana then? Very cool.

    How do I know which feather-legged chicks are mothered by the blue splash marans, or the cuckoo marans? My curiosity is killing me. LOL

    edit: all of the chicks with feathered feet are light, except for one that we named Red. Two of the light ones (pictured together) do not have feathered feet. Any thoughts?
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
  5. Anyone else?

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