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Which Maran rooster should I keep. The first pict or second?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by Country Living Farm, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Now that I know the third is a mix and will go to a new home, What rooster should I keep. The lighter or darker Cuckoo Maran...???


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  2. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First two are Marans.#3 is probably Olive Egger(MaransxEE cross)
     
  3. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Cuckoo Maran Right. Why is there such a difference in the darkness of the first two....Which one should I keep?
     
  4. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Which one lays darker eggs? I think that is a factor for the Marans in addition to the coloring.
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:None of them. They are roosters. [​IMG]
     
  6. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
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  7. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    The feathers on the legs is the French standard on Marans.
    The bottom Roo is mix of some sort. If you want to breed true marans then I think you should stick to the first Roo. Not a pro at Marans but that's the one that suits my eye best. [​IMG]
     
  8. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    Quote:None of them. They are roosters. [​IMG]

    I big fat Homer Simpson Doh!
     
  9. BantyRooster

    BantyRooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The blue bird isn't a rooster. Look at its saddle feathers and hackles. It's a hen.


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  10. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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