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Wheaten Marans - photo of egg included

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by fun monitor, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. fun monitor

    fun monitor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still not sure what this girl is, but with the white legs, I'm hoping she's a Marans. She just doesn't have the coloring that I've seen in any pics of Marans and I'm starting to get concerned. (I've had a lot of chicks from my sexed runs turn out to be roos [​IMG]) I'm also getting excited though because her comb is starting to really pink up and I hope she'll be laying soon.

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    Last edited: Aug 12, 2008
  2. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Overrun With Chickens

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    She is too gold to be wheaton. She looks like a BO with black in the tail.
    Looking at it a second time, the legs have red shading so possibly a New hampshire or a BO x RIR cross.
     
  3. fun monitor

    fun monitor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I guess the color was off in the photo because lookie what I got today!

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    She's ridiculously gold on her neck and head, like metallic gold. Yellow, buttery, sparkly gold. Now I get to wait to see if the other Penedesenca will lay!
     
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    Oh, cool, Laura!! Congratulations!
     
  5. Rosecomb-Ryan

    Rosecomb-Ryan East Indie Crazed

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    COOL
     
  6. fancyfowl4ever

    fancyfowl4ever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whatever she is she is pretty!

    My 2 Isabrown hens lay the same colour of egg, they look so cool in the egg carton.

    I am desperately waiting for my black pene pullet to start laying........ I am not hopeful that they will be dark dark, but who knows. I already got my name on the list for chick/adults from Germany imported Show quality Barnevelders(a line selected for their dark eggs and laying ability too) next year, and those lay an amazing dark egg.

    I will get dark eggs into my egg basket one way or another.

    Anna
     
  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    My wheaten penedesenca lays light eggs, too, but they sure are pretty!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. fun monitor

    fun monitor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So is it a Marans and a Penedesenca? I'm confused...

    We also just like the color...not planning on winning any awards these birds or eggs [​IMG] Makes for a pretty basket.
     
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  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's not a wheaten marans....that much I know. I've got wheatens and they don't look anything like that. Maybe a buff orp mix?
     
  10. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that it is not a wheaten marans. It does look like a cross between a buff orpington and a marans.
     

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