Black, Blue and Splash (BBS) Marans discussion thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by snowbird, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    have any of you guys hatch a very light blue bird that looks almost like Splash(as chick) or lavender as young cockerel?

    seems like I´m having some gene interacting with blue to lighten this cockerel

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  2. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interesting, can't say that I have seen this shade of blue, we do raise blue andalusian chickens and see various shades of blue and get splash. Hopefully someone else will have some more ideas for you.
     
  3. gilavina

    gilavina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the bantam Wyandottes growing up every once and a while there will be an exceptionally light blue hatch out. They are blue, just very pale.
     
  4. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would the type of pairing be a factor in the shade of blue? We use blue to blue matings but stay away from blue to splash mating. We also use black to splash and black to blue depending on what we have available to use.
     
  5. bribre

    bribre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I did not see his birds so I guess it is posable. In he's ad it said black copper marans eggs but I guess you never really know if you don't see the birds. It came out of a vary dark egg but I guess all marans eggs are vary dark. I will be keeping this chick so Ill share pics as it starts feathering out. I can't wait to find out what it is!! :)
     
  6. gilavina

    gilavina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah, it usually comes from lighter blues being mated to a splash I've found here
     
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  7. cluck5

    cluck5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Does anyone have some pictures of blue & black copper marans, also splash marans chicks. I will be incubating a mix of the previously mentioned eggs and I have never had Marans before so I don't know what each color looks like in the chicks. I am not sure which ones I want or should keep. Thanks.
     
  8. Hens and Roos

    Hens and Roos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any pictures but can tell you that blue and black will look dark until they get fluffed out. Splash will be light, almost white in color. You will probably need to grow the chicks out until they are 4-6 months or longer to determine which ones you want to keep. It will also depend on what you plan to raise them for, eggs or showing. Hope this helps and hopefully others will chime in.
     
  9. cluck5

    cluck5 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for your reply! The Marans look like a very beautiful bird. I am looking forward to seeing what I hatch out.
     
  10. sol2go

    sol2go Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would anyone be inclined to say the BBS Marans have sort of a honk?
    I have a couple pullets that are almost to POL. One has always been very chatty; now her voice is changing?
    I have a few more baby chicks, and am wondering if I want a group that is that noisy?
     
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