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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by SavorChick, Nov 26, 2015.
I'm leaning toward Barred Rock on the barred hen.
It's clear from the split opinion that the legs and eggs colors will tell the story on the barred bird. )
Julie's likely right as far as the leg color is concerned: The barred's legs are a really pale yellow in front and pinkish in back.
Michael, You folks will be the first to know when/if we harvest chocolate.
If the legs are just a faded yellow, then it's a Barred Rock and the eggs will be brown, but not the dark brown of the chocolate eggs.
I was going by the color of the baring, cuckoo marans are a different darker grayish with the colors not as crisp as the barred rocks, like yours is.
You may be right. Sadly with hatchery quality birds it is not always easy to tell and the barring of hatchery quality Barred Rocks is never really crisp compared to that of the heritage Barred Rocks owned by reputable breeders like the Barred Rock rooster and hen in the pics below.