What breed?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cherylellen, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. cherylellen

    cherylellen New Egg

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    These are six week old chicks from McMurray. I have Cuckoo Marans and Barred Rocks in the group, but these are much darker!


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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Look like Barred Rock pullets to me.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Pic #2's legs are dark = Maran.

    Can't see the other ones legs.

    Oh, forgot to mention that I have 16 Marans (9 weeks) from McMurray and one pullet and one roo have yellow legs, the rest are dark. We are eating the roo and I'm giving away the pullet.

    Here are the two Maran's with the yellow legs (which are faults and why I'm getting rid of them..notice broken toe on roo):
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  5. cherylellen

    cherylellen New Egg

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    I have some barred rocks in the group. They are a lighter feather color and definitely have yellow legs and beaks. Could these be very dark cuckoo marans?
     
  6. cherylellen

    cherylellen New Egg

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    Here's a photo of what I think is a barred rock chick....

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  7. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cuckoo Maran, Barred rocks have lighter barring.
     
  8. Okie

    Okie Out Of The Brooder

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    Marans generally have white or slate colored legs, Barred Rocks are yellow.
     
  9. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:Maybe your lighter barred rocks are roos and the darker ones are pullets. Barred rocks have yellow legs, while adult cuckoo marans have whitish/pinkish legs (I'm not sure of the color of the legs on marans chicks).

    Female barred rocks are typically darker than male BRs and ususally have a dark wash (grey) going down the front of their yellow legs.

    These are my hatchery BR pullets at 7-8 weeks of age.

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