Ridiculously Huge Chicken! What is it?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ekemily, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. ekemily

    ekemily Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Fairhope, AL
    So, this chicken is HUGE compared to all of my other chickens of the same age. Why is it so very big? Do you guys think it is a rooster? If so, is there any way it could possibly be a cuckoo marans? I ordered barred rocks and cuckoo marans from McM hatchery. I was supposed to have a cuckoo marans rooster. The rest were all supposed to be hens. However, I think I ended up with no cuckoo marans rooster and a barred rock rooster instead. However, this monstrous chicken does not act like a rooster at all. In fact, he/she is bullied around quite a bit. My chicks are 17 weeks old. Thanks for your help! In one picture, the huge thing is standing next to what I believe to be a cuckoo marans to the right of it. Look at the size of its legs compared to the rest his age.


  2. CalebtheChicken

    CalebtheChicken Songster

    Jun 5, 2010
    Jeremiah, Ky.
    Just a BR hen with a growth disorder, makes her grow faster and bigger. [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    He's your cuckoo Marans rooster. My cuckoos were always on the large size..
  4. jmhappycowboy

    jmhappycowboy The Egg Wrangler

    Dec 13, 2007
    Philadelphia, MS
    Looks like a BR rooster to me. Note the color difference between it and the 2 other BR beside it. BR roosters are lighter colored than hens generally, and also the difference in the comb, it has a larger comb also can't be for sure but in the first picture it looks like it has the sickle feathers of a rooster growing near its tail. You need to take a better close up picture of it from the side but even without it i'm pretty sure you've got a BR rooster there.
  5. haTHOR

    haTHOR Songster

    Mar 28, 2009
    Near Asheville, NC
    i think a BR would have yellow legs?
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Barred Rock roo. First pic shows single comb, that indicates BR. The tail shot in the second pic screams roo. The other looks like Cuckoo Maran in that first pic. He's a bigun!!! BR's get fairly large so no suprise, but he's gorgeous!
  7. Mervin

    Mervin Songster

    Jan 25, 2010
    Central Pennsyltucky
    That's your Maran's rooster. Look how much lighter he is than the other barred birds around him in the picture. Also, there's his size and the prominence of his comb and wattles in comparison. The white legs give him away as a Maran's not a BR.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2010
  8. georgialee

    georgialee Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    Knoxville, TN
    I agree with some of the others - he's a marans roo. They are LARGE birds, lol! [​IMG]
  9. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    CM roo--Mine were named Shanks and Stumps because of their gynourmo legs.
  10. ekemily

    ekemily Songster

    Mar 8, 2010
    Fairhope, AL
    haha! I looove the name shanks! May I use it too?
    So, it seems like you guys are leaning more towards my Cuckoo roo. I hope so!
    So, barred rocks have yellow legs and cuckoos have white/grey?

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