Positive ID on Langshan and Marans?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wannabe_chickadee, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. wannabe_chickadee

    wannabe_chickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    The chicks I got from Ideal are almost 3 weeks old now and I'm trying to confirm the two that I think are the Langshan and Marans. I got four chicks as part of the rare breed pullet surprise deal they have on their website and they pencilled in that there was a Langshan and Marans included. I'm guessing it must be these two. The Langshan is heavily feathered on her shanks and toes and is probably the sweetest and gentlest baby of the bunch. How do you tell the difference between Langshan and Cochin and how do you know what kind of Langshan? I've seen that there are four varieties. I'm guessing the Marans is supposed to be a Cuckoo? It doesn't really matter what they are in the long run because they aren't for showing or breeding, only for eggs, but I'm curious. Also, just for curiosity sake, any opinions as to their conformation to breed standards? Are they even close? lol

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    barred ones look like barred rocks
     
  3. wannabe_chickadee

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    Quote:Yes, there are supposed to be 3 BRs in the bunch (also 3 Black Australorp, 3 Black Sex-Link, 7 'packing peanut' roosters that I have no idea about, a Welsummer, and a Sussex) and are in the backgrounds of these pics. The black and white barred chick in the first two pictures is completely different than any of my other chicks though and since there was only supposed to be one Marans I believe it is her. She has much more white than the Barred Rock chicks at this point.
     
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  4. wannabe_chickadee

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    Can anyone help? Are they old enough to ID?
     
  5. pinkchick

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

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    The chick in the second photo looks like a Barred Rock, but could be a Cuckoo Marans (Marans should have whiteish pink legs or slate, not yellow. The bottoms of Marans feet should also be light pink almost appearing whiteish), but it is a male. [​IMG]

    The "more white" that you see is a sex linked thing with Barred or Cuckoo birds. The males will be lighter than the females, the females will look more black.

    The little chick directly to the left of this male in the edge of this photo with its behind facing us is a female Barred Rock, see the white barring coming in on her?
     
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    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Is the chick in the 3rd and 4th photo the same chick?
     
  7. wannabe_chickadee

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    Quote:Yes, sorry I wasn't clear about that. The first two pics show the same barred (Marans?) chick, and the 3rd, 4th, and 5th, picture are all the same (assumed) Langshan chick. So the chick in the first two photos might be a male BR? That would mean one of my other chicks is the Marans and now I'm confused. lol
     

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