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Black Copper Maran Pricing Across America & UK

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I bought my first 4 BCM's yesterday (3x 2mo pullets and 1 cockerel) for $20.

 

I thought it was a great deal and was wondering everyone else's experiences with the pricing of this breed (IE - hatching eggs, day-old chicks, male vs female, pullets, and laying hens & roosters)?

 

Garrett

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Definitely a good deal. Here in California you can expect to pay $10-20 for a pullet chick and $30-40 for a juvenile pullet. Perhaps $10-$20 for a cockerel. That's not breeder stock, that's hatchery stock. Breeder stock is even pricier.

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200 something birds. 8 species. ♥ Norman ♥ Norma ♥ Misha ♥ and ♥ Taylor ♥ are my babies.
Visit Norman the Rooster's Thread Here!
Breeding Sex Linked Silkies, Gamefowl, and EEs/OEs. Amateur genetics buff. Caponization practitioner/advocate.
Working at The Poultry Palace in Placerville, CA. Come see us for started pullets, chicks, Bar Ale feed, & more!

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We can not judge the quality of Marans by the price. The price is controlled by sellers that get their name out before the prospected buyers. High price does not mean they are high quality. How about posting some pictures ?

anyone wanting to see pictures of the Wheaten and BC Marans  cross look on my profile page. 

 

I know very little about anything but will usually have an opinion on most everything.  DON

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anyone wanting to see pictures of the Wheaten and BC Marans  cross look on my profile page. 

 

I know very little about anything but will usually have an opinion on most everything.  DON

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Originally Posted by snowbird View Post
 

We can not judge the quality of Marans by the price. The price is controlled by sellers that get their name out before the prospected buyers. High price does not mean they are high quality. How about posting some pictures ?


I understand that there will be a range in quality of birds as in (breeders, sellers, hatcheries, show birds etc). But I'm only speaking in a general sense, not that I'm trying to appraise an antiquated relic for an auction or a holy relic :)

 

These aren't the best pics, however it's a rainy overcast day here in the bowels of Alabama. Of course there is a teenage Barred Rock huddled in the middle of the Black Copper Marans.

 

 

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These look like they are lacking in Copper colored feathers. Which really does not mean anything. A male with some good Copper will help get Copper on the future young fowl.

anyone wanting to see pictures of the Wheaten and BC Marans  cross look on my profile page. 

 

I know very little about anything but will usually have an opinion on most everything.  DON

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anyone wanting to see pictures of the Wheaten and BC Marans  cross look on my profile page. 

 

I know very little about anything but will usually have an opinion on most everything.  DON

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