A brief history on the C1 Wade Jeane BCM line from Jesse Bryant

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  1. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Most of you know I bought Mr. Jesse's entire flock of "C1 Wade Jeane" Black Copper Marans. Many of you have chicks from this line so I thought I would post a little brief history of how they came to be and how they arrived in this country.

    Seems Mr. Jesse knows Wade and Kelvin - I just hung up the phone with him - such a dear, sweet man and here is his story:

    Seems Wade and Kelvin had a pilot friend who "allegedly" flew the eggs in from France and a customs inspector friend who "allegedly" overlooked the eggs and let them into the country. (That part of the story can't be verified by Mr. Jesse)

    Wade and Kelvin hatched the eggs.

    Time passes and Wade and Kelvin must get rid of the birds. Kelvin (who lives across the street from Wade) gave his whole flock of hens to Mr. Jesse - about 20 hens - no roos.

    Mr. Jesse needed some roos so he got his first one from his friend Melvin who got it from a man in LaGrange, GA (Mr. Jesse is looking up his name and will call me back). The man in LaGrange got the roo directly from Wade personally. Well Mr. Jesse had 20 hens so he needed another roo. He went to the LaGrange man directly and asked to buy a roo. Which he did, for $35. Still having some unfertile eggs, 20 hens and only 2 roos, Mr. Jesse decided he needed another roo. He approached the man in LaGrange who by now has gone up considerably in price so he sells Mr. Jesse another of Wade's roos for $100. Thus Mr. Jesse had 20 hens and 3 roos that came directly (and indirectly) from Wade/Kelvin. His additional roos, now my roos, were hatched from chicks and raised by Mr. Jesse - thus sons of the originals.

    Thus, my flock of French-line, feathered leg, Black Copper Marans came from the eggs that came from France.

    So - for all who have BCM chicks that are being called C1 or Wade/Kelvin Jeane birds - NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY.

    p.s. - Mr. Jesse never posted in his original threads any info such as C1 or even that they came from Wade and Kelvin Jeane - all of that information came out much later.

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    Per Amazondoc's always helpful "clarifications" I have corrected the spelling of Wade's brother's name. His name is KELVIN.
     
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  2. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Just for a little clarification --

    Wade does not have a brother named "Kevin". His name is "KeLvin". When I met and talked with Wade last spring he evidently thought it was pretty funny that people were going around talking about "Kevin Jeane" line birds, when 1. there IS no "Kevin Jeane", and 2. Kelvin didn't breed any birds.

    ETA: I should say, Kelvin didn't breed any MARANS. I don't know whether he has bred other breeds, or not.
     
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  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Super cool to get some history information! I love it!
     
  4. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:As always - thanks for the clarification. I'm sure Mr. Jesse thought his name was Kevin or maybe I misunderstood. Kelvin then it is. And, never said he bred any. He got them from Wade and gave them to Mr. Jesse.
     
  5. marquisella

    marquisella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, what you are saying, is you have a flock of Marans, hatched from eggs brought into the US illegally?

    I'm not sure I would be announcing this on a public forum.

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  6. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:Allegedly.
     
  7. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is all very interesting.
     
  8. ruth

    ruth Life is a Journey

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    Quote:I think so also and since Mr. Jesse sold hundreds of chicks from these birds I thought others would appreciate a little history lesson (or big fat made up lie - depending on who you believe) as to how they came to be and that they did, indeed, come from Wade Jeane.

    There was a thread posted briefly earlier that said that Mr. Jesse's roos did not come from Wade and were not of his line of birds and questioned their authenticity. But then again, everything about this line of French Black Copper Marans seems to get picked apart.

    Personally, I love my birds and think they are not only beautiful and conform to French standards (since they came from France) but are the premier line of French Black Copper Marans in this country. I have not mixed any other lines with them. I still have the same groups of hens and roos together that Mr. Jesse had.

    I am however, about to pull out the best of the best and put them together into a breeding pen and will be producing "show quality, award winning, French and APA standard birds" soon. If you don't believe me, just wait and see, and that includes you Amazondoc.
     
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    ruth Life is a Journey

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    And, just for fun, I bred some of their offspring roos with an EE who laid a large light blue/green egg and have been producing hens who lay olive eggs.

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  10. corancher

    corancher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go for it. Can't wait to see these beauties.


    And

    WOW!!!!!! on those eggs.
     
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