What's the difference?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickschool, May 18, 2011.

  1. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock or Marans? I am still learning about all of this so please excuse me but I don't see an obvious difference between the two. Some help please?
     
  2. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    Difference as in what. They have no comparison in looks ?
     
  3. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    I assume you are referring to cuckoo marans?

    Barred rocks have very defined barring--think of lines drawn with a marker using a straight edge. Cuckoo markings are more like a crayon drawn freehand--very fuzzy.

    Rocks have yellow legs and skin; marans have pink/white legs and skin. Rocks lay a light brown egg; marans lay a DARK brown egg.
     
  4. La Mike

    La Mike (Always Slightly Off)

    Nov 20, 2009
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    Oh yeah those [​IMG] lol
     
  5. chickschool

    chickschool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. That helps.
     

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