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This maybe a dumb question but can you get maron coloured chickens in other breeds? (copper black and gold cuckoo) I have these colours plus a few more and thinking maybe my mixed chickens have maron in them. They don't lay dark brown eggs but thinking that might be because they're crosses.
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Do you mean marans? A mixed breed can be anything and with the right genetic combination anything is possible, so yes, colors that marans come in could end up in mixes without a marans involved. If you posted a picture of your chickens we might be able to tell you if they have marans in them.
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Yes marans, sorry. [IMG][IMG]
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Originally Posted by V1cky View Post

Yes marans, sorry. [IMG][IMG]

Could be a Marans mix, but a lot of birds have similar coloring to Marans. She looks like a possible game breed mix.

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Could be a Marans mix, but a lot of birds have similar coloring to Marans. She looks like a possible game breed mix.

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

Nature's first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay. --Robert Frost

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Do the Marans come in black Maran and black copper Maran? If so, what is the difference?
Thanks - Chris
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Do the Marans come in black Maran and black copper Maran? If so, what is the difference?
Thanks - Chris

I've been doing some research on this. My understanding is a true black Marans isn't really available in the US. They're not just a BCM without the copper, but I forget all the differences. Most of the basically black birds are poorly bred black coppers. I have a few hens with just the tiniest touch of copper and I'll be phasing them out of my breeding program, looking for better coloring. 

 

You might check out the Marans site.....http://maranschickenclubusa.com/SMF/index.php. I know there are folks working in blacks in the US, but they're still a project. 

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