What breed is my new additions? This is Annie and her young Roo Road Runner, it was hard to get a cl

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by janet9462, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. janet9462

    janet9462 Out Of The Brooder

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  2. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    She looks like a Blue Marans or mix thereof since she isn't laying particularly dark.

    LofMc
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I agree; she appears to be a Blue Marans mix.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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  5. janet9462

    janet9462 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I was leaning towards a Maran but eggs threw me off, she's really a beautiful hen and her roo is going to be gorgeous!
     
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    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. Lady of McCamley

    Lady of McCamley Overrun With Chickens

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    The depth of color varies greatly among Marans lines. Some breed for more abundance of eggs but give up deeper color. Those that breed for the really deep color must acknowledge they will be sacrificing frequency of laying. It has to do with the mechanics of the dark egg...it is darker because it spends more time in the egg duct receiving the coating..

    Also, Marans eggs vary in color with the laying cycle. My Marans start out very dark, then lighten considerably as the laying year goes on and the pigmentation reduces. After molt, they lay darker again.

    LofMc
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed.

    Pretty hen!
     
  9. janet9462

    janet9462 Out Of The Brooder

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    wow That is so interesting!
     

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