SUMMER SPECIAL!! 15 fertile, purebred hatching eggs
Will Ship To: U.S.
My hens are still laying well, and I've caught up on my orders; so, I'm offering this special package for a few weeks only:
15 fresh, fertile, purebred hatching eggs from my exhibition-bred breeder stock pens:
Five (5) Black Copper Marans hatching eggs --
I have been working my line for almost eight years now. I breed to the standard and for dark egg color. The Marans Chicken Club produced a pamphlet on the breed a couple of years ago, and it featured a picture of some of my eggs on the back. When the hens are in early lay, they lay a nice 5/6 egg (I'm a stickler for egg color, and tend to grade my eggs a bit lighter than others do). I am working on consistency of shank feathering (it tends to be either a bit too thick or a bit too sparse) and culling for white in the tails. My flock cock bird has excellent conformation; a nice long back, proper angle to his topline, proper tail angle, correct eye color, etc.
**please note that egg color has faded since the beginning of the lay cycle** (I will include an actual egg shell sample from one of my better hens that shows where the hens lay at the beginning of their lay cycle).
Five (5) Blue / Black Marans hatching eggs --
This line is fairly new to me, I have been breeding the solid Blue / solid Black for a couple of years now. I run the Blue and Black together (the blue out of the blueXblack cross have lovely feather edging). They are not quite as up to par with the standard as my Black Coppers are, but I'm moving them forward bit by bit each year. I have been culling for dark eyes, sparse shank feathering, and underfluff being a bit too light. These hens lay a nice, round egg, which is what is the preferred shape for Marans eggs. They lay almost as dark as my Black Coppers.
Five (5) "olive egger" hatching eggs --
I have two purebred Ameraucana hens (one splash, the other blue) in with my Blue Marans cock bird. The offspring are gorgeous; I've only hatched ten for myself thus far, and they are just seven weeks old right now. Offspring will be almost all blue or splash. (Out of the ten I hatched, I got 5 splash, 4 blue, and 1 black.). They are larger than purebred Ameraucana and look like they will mature out to be good-sized birds. I cannot attest to egg color, but the hens lay a lovely egg, much more blue than green. It will be interesting to see the egg color from the females!
**This auction is a PayPal only auction; eggs will ship on Mondays, payment must be received the previous Friday**
I have the following shipping dates available for these sets:
Monday, June 29
Monday, July 6
Wednesday, July 8
Monday, July 13
Monday, July 20
PM with any questions, and thanks for looking!
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SPECIALIZING IN: Jersey Giants. Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.
Just for fun: First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.