Wheaten Marans rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seabreeze, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A local lady is selling these guys, the first pic is adult Wheaten Marans roo and the second *that* roo over a cuckoo Marans hen and the second pic is the result of that.

    thoughts?

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    First pic "may" be a Birchin Marans.. NOT Wheaten.

    2nd pic... could either be a black sex linked roo, or another mix of a Cuckoo Marans.

    Here is a pic of my 9 week old Wheaten Marans roo.

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  3. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! I was wondering about that. The lady told me he was a Wheaten (first pic) and the cuckoo colored one was that Wheaten on a Cuckoo hen (you can see the mom in the second photo)

    OK, as a Birchen, thoughts? [​IMG]
     
  4. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

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    My Wheaten Marans roo is orange/mahogany instead of the white on that first picture. I don't know much about birchens but I don't think it's a true Wheaten.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    The first isn't even a Birchen.

    Looks like the person is crossing Cuckoo with Wheaten, thus introducing silver into the Wheaten coloration. The top bird is a "golden" Wheaten, much like golden duckwings.
     
  6. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG [​IMG]

    Its not even a recognized color or breeders' attempts at producing a recognized color? I'm a bit confused now. You call it a silver duck wing wheaten Marans or what would you call it???? [​IMG]
     
  7. blackdotte

    blackdotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A crossbred, genetically a silver/gold split.
     
  8. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, it's a "golden" Wheaten, similar in color to golden duckwing. [​IMG] It is basically a Wheaten with both silver and gold genes.
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooooo.....is that undesirable/desirable, up in the air?

    Is it even a good example?

    Oh, forgot to ask since these color genetics are crazy for me at this point in time.

    So he's a golden wheaten meaning he carries both the silver and gold genes. How did that come about? What were his parents' colors to come up with this? Is this a desirable color? He looks a bit light to me in the body but I am new at this.
     
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  10. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    No, it isn't desirable, as he's an unrecognized color and also he has barring in him. As I look more and more at the photo, BOTH males have cuckoo patterning, so both are just color crosses. He isn't exactly light in the body, just young.

    His parents were Wheaten x Cuckoo, then back to Wheaten again.
     

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