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Originally Posted by Weve3Chickens123 View Post
 

Love the pic!! I would LOVE one of these in my flock.

( And I also did photo shoots for all my chicks... did one each week just so I could look back on how much they DO change. So fun!!)

Wow!

 

That picture was from 5 years ago!

 

We have discussed this before--Why are they not more popular. I have read about someone in Arizona that installed an air conditioner in his coop so that he could keep his Marans alive in the heat--Silly when you can get Penedesencas! or empordanesa chickens.

 

The Partridge are very pretty too.

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Most people like calm birds. I think that is the biggest reason they aren't more popular.

 

What isn't well known when people hear they're 'flighty',  is that if they aren't closely confined, they get calm by the time they mature. If in small enclosures, they're very nervous.

Unless they're handled daily their whole life, they just won't become a bird you can walk up to and pick up without a struggle.

The plus side is that their wariness, aloofness and alertness makes them among the best birds to avoid daytime predation.

 

Most pet chicken people just will never be happy with them.

 

After over 30 breeds, they are by far my favorite. Probably for exactly the reason others don't like them.

Add to that, they're productive birds, dark eggs, occasional broodiness, unique comb and earlobe - to me makes for a winning combination.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 4/2/16 at 7:42am

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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