Young barred cockrel-what breed is he???

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by daze333, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Hi all,
    I bought this guy from a feed store and they called him a cuckoo marans pullet. But he has a single comb and doesn't look like my cuckoo marans pullets at all. They are much darker than he is. He looks more like a barred rock or dominicker? Can someone help me identify his breed?
  2. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    A picture would help.

    Pullets are always darker colored than the cockerels. Dominique and BR and Cuckoo Marans cockerels all look really similar, and a Black sexlink cockerel can also look surprisingly like any of the pure breeds. You said he has a single comb, so that rules out the Dominiques

    Cuckoo Marans have flesh colored legs, and the Doms and BRs have yellow legs. The Marans may have feathered legs as well, but not always.
  3. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Yes sorry I forgot the pic. Here is it.
    He has a single comb, and pink legs with a few grey scales on the legs.
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Crowing 9 Years

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    No Pics make it hard to tell, except that Dominiques have rose combs. Males are lighter than the females. Missed the pics, sorry
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2010
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I'd venture that is a Cuckoo Marans cockerel.
  6. daze333

    daze333 Songster

    Dec 26, 2008
    Port Angeles, WA
    Thanks Tala!
    I am glad to hear it, then he has a place here!

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