what is thew difference between these two hens?????

PaleMelanesian

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If you're not sure, chances are it's a Black Star (also called Black Sex-Link). Marans are rare.


http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGK/Marans/BRKMarans.html
http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html (scroll down and look for Black Sex-link. )

Marans (brown body)
GoldSalmMarH.JPEG


Black Star (black body)
TwinkleBkSexLinkP.JPEG
 
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ChooksChick

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Marans will have white bottoms on their feet and white skin (under the wing). The source may also tell you- if you got it from a breeder, it might be a Marans. If it was from a feed store or a hatchery, it's likely a Black Sex Link of some kind.
 

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