What breed is my hen?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by kiralouise21, Dec 31, 2013.

  1. kiralouise21

    kiralouise21 Out Of The Brooder

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    kiralouise21 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if she's maybe a type of maran?
     
  3. ChirpChickens

    ChirpChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she does seemed mixed but i would say that there's some barred rock in there:)
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    What color legs does she have? I can't tell if they are slate or if they are white and just have dirt on them.
     
  5. kiralouise21

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    I'd say white with a bit of mud :)
     
  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't think she is a marans, if she is she isn't an accepted color. i would lean more towards a mixed breed. Where did you get her from?
     
  7. kiralouise21

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    I don't know we've had them for 3 years and she was already here when I came, there's only 2 I do know the breeds off and one of then is my blooming cockerel lol :) x
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    I think she is just a barnyard mix
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    What color eggs does she lay?

    This is a tricky one. She could be a golden cuckoo Marans. She could be a barnyard mix. If she lays darkish eggs, feel free to call her the Marans.
     
  10. kiralouise21

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    we have five marans and a speckled maran who weve only had 2 weeks and shes now declared them her 'friends' this is most unusual and she blends in marvellously her body is exactly maran its just her golden cuff. I do believe she lays eggs very similar to our marans maybe a bit lighter but apparently this is because I take the corn practically out of the combine and chuck it to the chickens?
     

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