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Any dark brown egg BANTAM breeders in New England?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by sianara, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    I'm looking for some dark brown egg breeds in bantam. Any New England breeders here?

    Breeds I'm most interested in are Marans, Welsummer & Barnvelder but only in bantam size.
     
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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    sorry, never heard of bantam except for the marans and only know of 1 breeder.......not in new england.....
    I have never heard of bantam welsummer or barnevelders. Also, the barnevelders in the US don't lay that dark.....

    eta- good luck in your search [​IMG]
     
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  3. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    I have heard of a bantam welsummer breeder, just not in NE.

    Haven't heard of the other two in NE either but I thought I might being pleasantly surprised if I posted an inquiry here. Fingers crossed...

    BTW, who is the marans bantam breeder you know of? I've looked at several sites around the US but don't know of any breeders specifically.
     
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  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    The bantam breeder you are talking about l think they live in Florida or somewhere out in the East Coast. Once in a while there is a breeder on Eggbid or Ebay. The Welsummer Bantams were listed in Ebay last week and someone bid up to almost fifty dollars for SIX eggs. The eggs were light brown, not the terra cotta color of my Welsummers does.

    Remember, those bantams do NOT lay dark brown eggs like their larger cousins.

    I used to have Barnvelder Bantams, lovely as they look but they do not lay well and the egg color is light tint. Disappointing I am sure.

    There is alot of work needs to be done to get the dark eggs out.
     
  5. sianara

    sianara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2007
    Central MA
    Ahh. I didn't realize the bantams eggs were so much lighter in color than the standard sized.
     
  6. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I can't remember his name but he is on the marans chicken club on Yahoo...
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Here is the pic of the Welsummer Bantam hatching eggs on the left

    [​IMG]
     
  8. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:Could you be thinking of Ron Presley? He has Bantam cuckoo Marans in TN
     
  9. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any more recent info on this thread would be appreciated. thanks!
     
  10. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Quote:What are you looking for?
     

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