This is a Roo isn't it? :-/

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PineBurrowPeeps, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. This is one of my Cuckoo Marans, "her" name was Betty, she is the top chick in my flock.. I'm pretty convinced it's a boy. It's the only one of my Marans to have a comb this size and wattles. No crowing yet though [​IMG]
    She/he is my favorite maran [​IMG] I'm not allowed to have roos where I live so if she is a he it has to go...




  2. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm no expert but it looks like a roo to me!
  3. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Songster

    Apr 6, 2008
    N.E. Pa.
    Jenna, I don't know much about marans but i would say you have a roo, I am sorry. If you have to get rid of it i hope you find a very nice home for it. Maybe you could find a home close so you could still see it. Best wishes.[​IMG]
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    How old is she? Her legs look dark and her barring is dark......I think she looks female. Ummm......may I ask, HOW do you tell the difference in a Cuckoo Marans and a Barred Rock? This girl looks like a Barred Rock to me (more perfect, neater barring)?
  5. She/He is 7 weeks old today.

    I'm not too sure how they tell the Barred Rocks from the Marans... It's just what I ordered lol I know they do look alot alike...

    BUT I also have little Velveeta who was supposed to be a Buff Orpington and yet is the only one with BRIGHT orange legs and toes! So I'm guessing she is some type of mix?

    I guess it's possible that this is a mix up and is a Barred Rock, what does that mean to me though? Do female Barred Rocks usually have larger combs?

    The other thing is that this bird has much more white on it than the other Cuckoo Marans, they have the Barred Rock pattern to their feathers a little but no where near as pronounced and they are alot darker. As a matter of fact "Betty" is the only one I can tell apart...

    Thanks for your help...
  6. rebeccakeesee

    rebeccakeesee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    totally roo
  7. Half-a-dozen

    Half-a-dozen Songster

    May 26, 2007
    at 7 weeks with those features....I'd say roo. Nice lookin fella tho....[​IMG]

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