Articles from MaransGuy

This is a cross I made by using my Copper Black Marans Rooster over my EE Hen shown here: Her daughters, such as the one shown below: lay a beautiful Olive colored egg. When available, I list these eggs on E-Bay under the heading 'Olive-Eggers'. I typically ship the blue eggs that will hatch out the birds that lay the olive eggs. I can also ship olive eggs that will hatch birds that should lay a darker olive egg as well if available.
Sebright Bantams are another favorite of mine. Thier diminutive size is more than made up for in personality! My little rooster is always displaying for hens 4-5 times his size. Poor little guy does not realize he doesn't stand a chance! Sebrights are a "hen feathered" breed which means that the males lack hackles and saddle feathers. Unfortunately, many people do not concern themselves with this and some poor representations of the breed are often sold. Always closely examine photos of a...
Please Note: Due to health issues, I sold my flock of Marans in 2010 to another breeder in the area. I do not anticipate having any available in the near future. I currently raise Copper Black Marans as well as several other breeds. The CB Marans are the main breed that I work seriously with. Marans are a challenging breed as you must always select for egg color as well as bird color/type. It can be like chasing the Holy Grail but is still quite rewarding! Egg color is hard to get...
My Dutch Bantams have come from some of the best lines in the US and I can only hope to continue to improve the birds. I raise Light Brown/Blue Light Brown and Cream Light Brown/Blue Cream Light Brown. This past January one of my LB cockerels took Best of Variety and also took Reserve of Breed out of over 100 Dutch at the Northeastern Poutlry Congress. I hatch spring through late summer and sometimes have birds available. Depending upon the number of eggs I have I sometimes have eggs...
My latest project is Large Fowl Buff Cochins. These birds are from Bill West in Colrain, Massachusets, who is well known for his quality stock. Bill has put a lot of work into his birds and it shows. Although some people believe that there is a such a thing as a "Giant" Cochin, this is simply not true. LF Cohins are very large birds with cocks weighing in at up to 11 pounds. Unfortunately, most hatchery stock has lost not only good type, but also the great size. The result is that hatchery...
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