What is she? I was told black Maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Karridoll, Jun 19, 2019.

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    Karridoll In the Brooder

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    EF004CF7-8B4E-4871-B3B8-493ECE6D31DE.jpeg 754AB407-BEFA-42FC-90B9-D4BA90601CDF.jpeg I got a few girls from my husbands buddy and this pullet was identified as a black Maran. Doesn’t seem right to me with those white feathers. Any thoughts?
     
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  2. WhoDatChick

    WhoDatChick Free Ranging

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    Maybe a black Australorp... mine had white wing tips.. could just be something on blacks :confused:.. cuz my little black Cochins have it too..
     
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    blackoaktammy In the Brooder

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    I have a similar looking hen and was told to look at the bottoms of her feet. If they are greenish, which my hen is, in is a Jersey Giant.
     
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    Cingratz Chirping

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    Does she have teal in her feathers?
     
  5. littlepip

    littlepip Songster

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    I have a hen that looks just like this, and I was told that she was a Maran.
     
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    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Marans and Australorp have white skin so bottom of feet will be white/pink. Jersey Giants have yellow skin so bottoms of feet will be yellow.

    We say bottoms of feet as many times these breeds have overwhelming slate legs making quick identification difficult- need to look at feet.
     
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    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    The white should molt out by adulthood.
     
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    Futuregreenefarm Chirping

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    I have a pullet very similar looking but she is a mix. However I think there is maran mixed in her. She has the white tipped wings also but she is now having red bleed through on her neck. She is about 10 weeks old.
     
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    Futuregreenefarm Chirping

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    Just wondering...How long before they stop molting regularly and grow out their adult colors? I have 10 week olds that just went through a molt and gained new colors. When will they settle in to their adult patterns?
     
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    Egghead_Jr Crowing

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    Basically when laying they are done with the constant mini molts of growing out. They don't change much after. True color, birds with patterns, won't show complete until after first adult molt following fall.

    By that I mean if a silver bird has some brown hue it may lighten/be silver after first adult molt or vise versa. Little things can change with pattern birds. Best breeders can't be fully evaluated with them until after 1.5 years, that first adult molt. Solid color birds don't change really. What they are at laying age is what they are.
     

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