Unusually pretty Marans pullet or...

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by texas_chick, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe not a pullet?
    or maybe not a Marans?
    All of my chicks are around 4-5 weeks old.
    I have 3 Marans and 1 Barred Rock.
    I picked the Marans based on coloring hoping for pullets and funny enough the darkest one with the best head spot -the one I thought would be a girl for sure is turning out to look quite different from the other two.
    In fact I often confuse her with the Barred Rock.
    Here's the one in question:
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    Her comb is actually much smaller than that of the other Marans and looks less like a single comb.
     
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Since she has yellow legs I'd say you have another BR. Marans have white legs.
     
  3. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that would be great. i'd rather have another br than roo!
    strange though because i picked her up from a breeder...
     
  4. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    I was just going to say the same thing.
     
  5. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You guys are so clever!
    I just looked at the other two and they do have white legs!

    I know the breeder had a CM as the father for all the chicks hatched in that lot but she also did have a few Easter Eggers.
    Perhaps Baby is a CM/EE cross? Still better than her being a roo!

    She's my favorite most pet-able, sweet chicken.
     
  6. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    if she is a sweety-pie, then she is a keeper no matter what she is, in my opinion! Enjoy her.
     
  7. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     

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