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What breed of chicken do I have?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by modelo, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. modelo

    modelo In the Brooder

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    I thought maybe barred but it never really got the barred look. It's mostly black [​IMG][/IMG][/IMG]
     

  2. modelo

    modelo In the Brooder

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    Looked like this as a chick [​IMG]
     
  3. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Crowing

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    I'd say shes a cuckoo marans
     
  4. modelo

    modelo In the Brooder

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    Her eggs are very light pastel brown color. Not dark like a Maran would be
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    I agree.

    Not all Maran's eggs are dark. It depends on the strain and on the specific bird.
     
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  6. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Crowing

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    And unfortunately, Cuckoo Marans are most likely to have pale eggs.
     
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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    She is actually barred (or cuckoo), it's just very muddy and messy patterning. Where did you get her? It's quite possible she's a mix, a barred father and non-barred mother. Not ruling out the cuckoo Marans as one parent, either.
     
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  8. modelo

    modelo In the Brooder

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    Thanks Guys! My wife got her at IFA. But she couldn't remember the breed. So I've been curious to find out cuz we love her and she is our favorite hen @donrae
     

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