What is this chick.. the feed store said black maran but it has not leg feathers

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickenmomma87, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. chickenmomma87

    chickenmomma87 Just Hatched

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    I dont mind if its a maran or not.. just wondering whT they are♡ the feed store saidblack maran but the legs r not featherd?
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have gotten Maran eggs and hatched them---most born without feathered legs. Then I have gotten maran eggs from a Good Breeder and all the chicks hatched had feathered legs. I am no maran expert but I feel a GOOD Line Maran will have feathered legs. The non feathered leg ones I raised did not lay as dark of eggs as the better line did. Maybe a Maran expert will post their knowledge.
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not all marans have feathered legs. Some do, some don't, especially in America. Mine did, but I've read some American breeders don't like the feathered legs, especially in the cold and wet.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Do any of the hatcheries sell feather legged Marans? I didn't think so but maybe.
     
  5. chickenmomma87

    chickenmomma87 Just Hatched

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    Thanks for your input guys ♡
     
  6. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, Friends and I have gotten black copper marans and blue splash marans from My Pet Chicken and ALL had feathered legs and so do many of their olive egger descendants I've hatched. I think they were around $10.00 a pullet chick but I couldn't find either breed anywhere local.
     
  7. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have heard that too, but I have a question----does the Non feathered leg marans Lay really DARK eggs like the Best Breeds of feathered Marans Do???
     
  8. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatchery marans have been fair layers of light brown eggs and go broody at least 3 times a summer. Definitely not as advertised.
     
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  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's not a Marans chick. Looks more like a black sex link to me.

    Here's a Marans. Feather legged or not, they have the white underbelly when hatched....

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  10. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wrap my head around a "feed store" selling black marans in the first place.
     

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