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I just ordered some blue splash marans babies from MPC as I want to have some chocolate eggs in my basket. But now after a little more research, I notice that Marans have feathered legs/feet, is this true for all Marans?? I wasn't really looking for feathered legs/feet, but it would be cool if they do have them! Any input is appreciated!!
Thanks!!

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I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

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I dont think they all do but im not sure. I ordered from their recently too!!

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anyone else???

Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

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Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

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post #4 of 25

The breed isnt supposed to have feathered legs. Google it and you will see.

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Yes marans have a line of feathers down their legs into a toe. However, the amount of feathering ranges from heavy to nonexistent. You would have to read/interpret the SOP to determine the desired correct amount.  We have birds with none to heavy. The ideal is to breed those with heavy to those with little and come up with a happy medium.  I think it's one of those traits the breed is working on.
You do realize that when you breed splash to splash , you will not necessarily end up with splash?

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If I had known a few chickens would make the man THAT happy....
mom & dad,teaching our rescue BRT Bess all about chickens, EE, Orps and now marans!  The man says we are switching to orps and marans, and they'reHISchickens!
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they'reHISchickens :

Yes marans have a line of feathers down their legs into a toe. However, the amount of feathering ranges from heavy to nonexistent. You would have to read/interpret the SOP to determine the desired correct amount.  We have birds with none to heavy. The ideal is to breed those with heavy to those with little and come up with a happy medium.  I think it's one of those traits the breed is working on.
You do realize that when you breed splash to splash , you will not necessarily end up with splash?


The last sentence in your statement is false. Splash to splash always yields splash. The Andalusian blue works as follows:
Black x Splash = 100% blue
Black x Blue = 50% black, 50% blue
Blue x Blue = 25% black, 50% Blue, 25% splash
Blue x Splash = 50% Blue, 50% splash
Splash x Splash = 100% splash

Whittled it down to Wheaten Marans, EEs, and Swedish Flower Hens.
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Whittled it down to Wheaten Marans, EEs, and Swedish Flower Hens.
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Originally Posted by blueberrychickens 

I just ordered some blue splash marans babies from MPC as I want to have some chocolate eggs in my basket. But now after a little more research, I notice that Marans have feathered legs/feet, is this true for all Marans?? I wasn't really looking for feathered legs/feet, but it would be cool if they do have them! Any input is appreciated!!
Thanks!!


You will not get the eggs you think. They will not be chocolate or any where near that color. You will get more like any Orp egg.

 

 

  

 

 

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post #8 of 25

I ordered hatching eggs from them earlier this year.
Some were born with feather legs, some without.
Marans are a very hot topic right now, and just because they are Marans, doesn't mean they will be true show quality.
I have also noticed that my splash girl lays a very poor color brown. The Black Copper usually has a darker color egg.
But you will learn alot if you keep up on the Marans threads!

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Proud member of APA, ABA, ASBC, MCCA, JBBA, LIPS.

Winner, Marans Chicken Club USA Egg contest Jan. 2013 Northeast Poultry Congress. My girls rock!

 

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post #9 of 25

That is what you will get from a hatchery. You will not get show birds from a hatchery. Their eggs have to be as dark or darker than these, to even be considered a Marans. These eggs were purchased at a show, I bought them from a gal that was showing her eggs at the Marans of USA table, that was 2 years ago. But just so you have a comparison. I also made the mistake of buying hatchery Marans, last winter, they stared laying and I got rid of everyone.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/22834_maranproject.jpg

 

 

  

 

 

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wow...those are some pretty dark eggs!!! I am now having 2nd thoughts on my whole order! I really wanted to get some amerucanas for blue eggs, something in the marans family to give me dark choc eggs & no white chickens.....I ordered a columbian wyandotte (hmmm....mostly a white chicken!), 2 blue splash marans & a barred rock. Maybe I should look into breeders in my area....I guess I have some time since the chicks won't be coming till May anyways.
Thanks for all your input, much appreciated as always!

Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

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Do what you love & love what you do. Simplicity is the essence of happiness.
I have O.C.D...Obsessive Chicken Disorder!!!
My little piece of heaven is in the northeast..me & my DH, 1 DD, 1 DS, & owned by 18 chickens ~ 3 Wellies,  2 BO's, 2 GLW's, 2 EE's, 3 Barnies, 2 FBCM, 1 SS, 2 SF & 1 Aussie!  "Member of the Derperella Club-- We're just all goin' round' the rooster, here!"

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