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Bantam Marans adventure

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by xyresicchick, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "I am getting bantam marans" was the original title of this thread, but since they are now HERE, i felt that i needed to change the title to something more exciting [​IMG] (eta that!) orignal post was the following:

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    eggs are not as dark as standard marans, but about a 4 or 5 on the egg color scale. Still awesome though! I am eggcited!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  2. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    That's wonderful. So are you getting eggs or chicks? Post some pics:) Maybe you would like to share them on the Marans thread as well.
     
  3. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am getting eggs. I will definitely post ALL ABOUT THEM! don't you worry about that! [​IMG]

    I am excited because from what I understand there are only 5 breeders of them in the entire US.... that is not very many. It took me a long time to find the few I have contacted, and even longer to get eggs. I am very happy.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Congratulations!

    Now we want to see pics of their eggs, knowingly they are not as dark as their LF cousins. [​IMG]
     
  5. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will post photos of them when I get the eggs in the mail later this week. [​IMG]
     
  6. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really is cool and can't wait to see some photos of the eggs/chicks.

    Brandon
     
  7. NEK38583

    NEK38583 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you find these at ? I would really like to get some of these.
     
  8. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hassling/bribing people for a long time trying to get these... and I paid a lot for them. I don't think it's my place to give out the info for who I am getting them from but I will tell you there are two people with them in Ohio and it's one of them...

    If you want to try to get some, you can try the Marans club of America or the darkegglayers group on yahoo. I have been there a lot.... nagging and trying to track people down. Many of the people working on the Bantam Marans do NOT want to give out any of their birds or eggs.

    I plan on working with them for a while so hopefully I will get some good breeders.

    I may begin selling eggs next year if they are any good.
     
  9. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some photos, sorry it's not the best lighting- but did the best I could. they look so much less impressive in these photos than they are in real life. they're such a rich color- like a burnt sienna.

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    I will try for some better shots later. will get out my art studio/director lights [​IMG]
     
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  10. xyresicchick

    xyresicchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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