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post #11 of 14


he is gorgeous tho!!! so the bantams do not seem to lay as dark an egg correct? 

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post #12 of 14

Hi,

 Here is an article by the French on how to create bantam Marans.

http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/breeding-dwart-marans.html

Brenda Little has Little Peddler Marans

http://littlepeddlersmarans.com/

She probably knows who has bantam Marans in the USA.

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 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Thank you so much for this info! 

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I am also working to create a Maran bantam. My birds are the result of a smaller BC Maran standard bred to my run of the mill bantams. I have then taken those females and bred them to a black bantam Langshan rooster.  One of the daughters lays a brown egg but no where close to what you would like to see in this breed.  The size is probably larger from what a  proposed standard would look for, but its a beginning.  I am hatching from this pullet and have nice feathering on the legs, straight combs, good vigor but white earlobes(the results of the Rosecomb bantams in the ancestry of the original cross).. I found that with the standard Maran, the fertility was not that high, but when a male was crossed to other non Maran, the fertility was close to 100%. That leads me to believe the fertility problems lies in the Maran females and not the males. As with any new breed, it takes many years to get a decent bantam to match what the standard bird looks like. I raise show Rosecombs and any color but black take 5+years to get a decent color to match what the standard calls for.

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