We have 2 cockerels and i posted them both on this site, people are saying these are the same breed

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by pokemonfan, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. pokemonfan

    pokemonfan Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the first one
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    And the second one
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    None of these are giants, they are both medium sized. I have been told by this website they are australorp but the breeder says the second one is a Black Maran.
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    I think that they are both Australorps.
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    Do I see some feathers on the legs of the second one? If he has any feathers down there, even just places where the feathers have mostly worn off, he's Marans. A good Marans will have five points on the comb, btw. Not having five points doesn't mean he's not Marans, but you'd lose points in a show.

    I do think they are different breeds based on the feathers on the legs and different comb on the second bird. But let me know if the "feathers" on the legs were just a blip in the pic.
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    If both of them have no feathers on their legs, then I would say that both are Black Australorps. They have black plumage, single combs, and blackish legs, which are all characteristics of Australorps. If the second one has feathers on its legs, though, it is probably a Marans.
     
  5. pokemonfan

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    The second one is starting to grow feathers on its legs
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

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  7. pokemonfan

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    He looks just like that, thanks for confirming his breed
     
  8. pokemonfan

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    Is the first one an Australorp?
     
  9. WalkingOnSunshine

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    Most likely.
     
  10. pokemonfan

    pokemonfan Out Of The Brooder

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    They look completely different, one is a black marans cockerel
     

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