What am I?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by ElsaM, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. ElsaM

    ElsaM New Egg

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    I was given this chicken and thought it was a Barred Rock. Now I am starting to doubt that. Is it some sort of mix? Also pullet or rooster? It is about 7 weeks old and has extremely pale legs. Thanks for any info!

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a mix, probably had a Cuckoo Marans or BR sire since there is barely a hint of barring, but hard to say for sure. at this point, looks like a girl. Definitely not a pure Barred Rock or Cuckoo Marans, in any case. That'd be my guess. I've had some similar pullets from a BR rooster over an Ameraucana hen, giving the chick a hint of barring and white skin.
     
  3. ElsaM

    ElsaM New Egg

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    Thanks for the response! I'm really hoping it's a girl. It's a nice chicken, but kind or funny looking.
     
  4. ElsaM

    ElsaM New Egg

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    I was given this chicken the same time I was given the other one. It's also about 7 weeks old. I'm guessing another mix, but of what? I'm pretty new to chickens and am clueless about breeds.
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    Again, thanks for any and all input!
     
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  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm with Cynthia on the first--a mix. On the second bird, what color legs does she have, and is that a straight comb?
     
  6. ElsaM

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    It has yellowish legs and a straight comb. Thanks!
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    The first chicken is a cuckoo marans--looks exactly like my 14 week old hatchery stock bird--whitish pink legs, faded gray barring and single comb. My barred rocks have a much prettier coloring, but the marans lay a nice dark brown egg.
     

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