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Originally Posted by junebuggena View Post

They can only be sold as pure Marans if they are pure for both breed and color. Mixing color varieties together does not produce 'pure' breed birds. That's one thing about chickens that is a bit different than other animals. Breed isn't just defined by pedigree/lineage. A bird must meet the general breed description and be one of the recognized color varieties. Crossing different colors of the same breed creates birds that are technically mixed breeds.

Thank you for your help!
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Your hen is blue in color, but I agree she's not a pure Marans. The breeder could easily have had Marans and Ameraucanas and crossed them for an Olive egger project, that's what she looks like to me. Breeding her to your splash cock would give you blue and splash offspring and the pullets could lay anything from olive to different shades of green to blue eggs. 

I'm with you on the temperament. That's number one for me.....Thou Shalt Be Nice big_smile.png . After that is Thou Shalt Be Pretty lol.png . If I've got to look at you every day, I should smile when I see you. 

I think you'll have a lot of fun hatching out eggs from those birds. 

I'm excited to see what hatches! Thank you for your help!
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