Distinguishing Cuckoo Maran and Dominique chicks
I have a few chicks from a recent order from Ideal, and they've just told me they aren't certain, but they may have mixed up their Cuckoo Maran and Dominique pullets. I'm having trouble distinguising since they're only three weeks and would appreciate any advice. I know that Dominique chicks have a dark shading on the front of the leg, and my chicks do as well. Do Maran chicks have the same? Also, at three weeks old, would there be a difference in combs? These have a very slight, serrated yellow comb--again they're just three weeks. Also, I know that the cuckoo barring pattern is not as distinct as on a Dominique or Barred Rock, however, from experience, it seems that barred chicks don't really exhibit a distinct pattern until they're a bit older anyway.
Thanks for any response.