What breeds are these ??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by LMEggs, May 18, 2008.

  1. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    I noticed my post from the first time was posted in the wrong spot so I posted one here..

    I just came back from the feed store with 5 new chicks & two ducks!! But.. I think they had them mixed up just a bit!

    3 Cuckoo Marans
    and 2 Salmon Faverolles
    2 ducks I didn't know the breeds of...

    But I think they got their breeds mixed up this time!

    What do you guys think they look like?

    Here are the three cuckoo marans that they said was cuckoo marans but one is larger then the other two and one is kinda blueish in color but still has the barring and the other is smaller and not as much barring and more white under the head Are they still marans just different ages ?
    Have a look! I've never had or seen marans before.

    The Biggest maran I think this very large one might be a hen...

    The one with more white and not as much barring but ages of the chicks are unknown so it maybe that this one is just younger

    And the weirder colored maran... there was only two of this color ?

    Heres the Salmon faverolles... But they don't really look like Salmon faverolle chicks.. ? what are they ?

    and this girl was in with the salmon faverolles and thats what they said she was but is she ? She has no comb that I can see... fluke maybe ?

    And they offered me a 2 for $4 deal on my ducks!! couldn't beat it!
    Non topknot one.. what breed is it ?

    and this little one has a top knot!

    What do you guys think !? Are they really salmon faverolles and cuckoo marans ? they said they were but i'm not so sure...

    Some people have been saying the so called "faverolles" the black and white is a white crested black polish and the grey one looks the a silver spanled hamburg ?
    Last edited: May 18, 2008
  2. funonahonda

    funonahonda Songster

    Apr 12, 2008
    Central Ohio
    The chick in the first photo is a barred plymouth rock
  3. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    If it is a barred rock it is alot heavier then my barred rock pullets I got a couple weeks back.. Maybe roos get that heavy in that breed
  4. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Looks like a barred rock to me too.
  5. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    Legs are the wrong color to be barred rocks. Rock have yellow legs. Those little guys seem to have white/pink legs. JMHO
  6. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Songster

    Sep 20, 2007
    Marin, California
    Ya, first I think is a cuckoo maran
    2nd- not sure
    3rd- this one has me stumped
    4th- thats a polish probably white crested black
    5th- ??
    Not sure on the ducks but they sure are adorable!!!
  7. Broke Down Ranch

    Broke Down Ranch Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    5th chick looks like a silver spangled hamburg
  8. LMEggs

    LMEggs Show Me Feathers Poultry CO

    May 4, 2008
    I'm Sure the the two ducks are anconas and pic #5 is a silver spangled hamburg and #4 is a black white crested polish but i'm still wondering about #3 #2 and #1... I think ginasmarans might be right about the #1 and #1 and they are marans but the #3 ???
  9. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    The weird Maran could be a splash or wheaten or mix.

    Edited to add: That big one is gonna be a roo and the little one a hen. Hens are darker in Cuckoo Marans.
    Last edited: May 19, 2008
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Songster

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    # 1 is a cuckoo marans roo, #2 is a cuckoo marans pullet. They hatch out large and grow very fast. My marans always out distance their non-marans hatch mates. #3 i am not sure of. I have nver had a cuckoo with that light down. Also, one characteristic of a marans chicken is the flat,raptor style head. I don't see that in chick #3. I can't tell you much about the others.

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