Update on odd colored Marans chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Katy, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I don't know if any of you remember the oddly light colored marans chicks that hatched from my cuckoos here awhile back or not, but here's what they look like then and now....they are the 2 chicks in the lower part of the first picture...[​IMG]

    Dark one today...[​IMG]

    Light one today....[​IMG]
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thats an interesting color development, Katy. Would love to see how he turns out as an adult.
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Very interesting and pretty. Does the 2nd one have a different comb? It doesnt look single to me.
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I was going to mention that, too, Jordan, but I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me.
  5. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Who did you get the maran eggs from ?? I seem to recall seeing someone advertising splash marans... maybe eggbid I'm thinking. Of course that looks more like barring doesn't it.

    The one with the barring is very pretty !!!!!!!!

    Julie [​IMG]
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:No he has a single comb...they're in a brooder in my coop so the lighting isn't the best.
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:They're from my own cuckoo hens and roo. I've hatched from these same ones for several years and never had any like this show up before...which is what makes it so strange.
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    They are so pretty Katy! I would say they are keepers!
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Unfortunately they're both roos so at least one and maybe both will have to go. [​IMG] Need another roo? [​IMG]
  10. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    LOL! Oh my! What a position to be in. How long do I have to let you know?

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