Plymouth Rock vs Maran

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Mudsow, May 22, 2010.

  1. Mudsow

    Mudsow Songster

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    Ok, all this time, I thought I had a plymouth rock hen. But looking at some photos, I believe now, she may be a cuckoo maran.
    Is there any way to tell?
    She was supposed to be a "duck" egg when she was hatched in a classroom, so there is no tracing what kind of chick she was supposed to be. It's all guesswork fo me.

    She is very docile, she is also our only bird, she lives in the house in a small pen and goes out in the yard with us regularly to forrage. She doesn't fly well at all! lays light brown eggs, sometimes with a few speckles.
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    Thanks,
    Mudsow
     
    Last edited: May 22, 2010
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Looks like a Barred Rock to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mudsow

    Mudsow Songster

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    What is the big difference between the two? How can you tell it's a barred rock vs a maran?

    Mudsow
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Marans lay dark eggs, less common, and have white legs. [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging Staff Member Premium Member 9 Years

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    Quote:BR's have yellow legs and Marans have white legs.
     
  6. barred-rocks-rock

    barred-rocks-rock Can't stick with a Title

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    Its a Plymouth Rock. Marans have more of a gray, dark, faded color, and dark legs. Plus they lay very very very dark eggs. Nice Bird!
     
  7. Darlasmum

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    It looks exactly like my barred rock.
     
  8. Mudsow

    Mudsow Songster

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    Whew, that's good, because we went "back to school" a few weeks ago and told the kiddies she was a Plymouth Rock, I'm glad I didn't mislead anyone ;-)

    She did very well by the way, she enjoyed being the center of attention. Although I'm sure having the container full of dirt and mealworms helped too :[​IMG]

    Mudsow
     

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