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Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by henmommy, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both were sold to me as cuckoo marans, what you think? One is laying, but not sure which one, dark brown egg but not mahogany.

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  2. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    The darker one looks to be an Australorp x Barred Plymouth Rock. The Barred one is a Barred Plymouth Rock. Your egg is probably coming from the darker female.
     
  3. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    you said dark brown eggs then the front one has to have marans in it and the back one is a barred rock
     
  4. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bummer!
     
  5. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hard to tell, but these are my eggs. Small is the new one I have been getting. What color does an austroplorp (sp) lay? I have not been able to catch either one in the nesting boxes.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's a hatchery quality BR in the back. I have one of those who lays an egg that dark most of the time. Can't say positively what the front one is.
     
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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    Quote:I agree.
     
  8. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do you mean by hatchery quality? All my hens are from Privett's Hatchery. I have other BR's in my flock, but this one is slightly bigger. My older BR's are not very nice to these two ladies.
     
  9. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    i have a different dark brown color in my mind but thats the color of my barred rocks eggs so ide say australorp/barred rock as well very pretty
     
  10. henmommy

    henmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still somewhat new to this. Do hatcheries stand bebind what they send you, or is it "buyer beware?" I really did not want more hens, was only trying to get egg color variety. I'll keep them, but if I do it again how do I know for sure what I am getting?
     

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