I got a wee bit too excited and bought some birds without confirming someone's ID.
Looks like I got taken.
I was sold
"wheaten Marans" and "Jubilee Orpingtons".
Can someone with experience confirm?
Thinking this male is a frizzle.....
I am not an expert at either breed but they seem to be as advertised. I cannot say whether or not they are quality specimens though.
I thought it was strange the wheatons were so dark with black flecks and marks all over.
The jubilees looked great in colour but the male's feathers will not stay down.
I don't have Marans, but I do have Faverolles. Some hatcheries have such pullets people think they are cockerels. Wheaten can be a tough color to breed.
Wondering if they are a black tail buff crossed with a wheaten maran.
got a "deal" on the Jubilee at $80
Found out the breeder is using a new name and is former mill that was shut down.
My fault for not checking closer.