Black Copper Marans

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by FarmerBoy24, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any Black Copper Marans breeders out there? I'm looking for some nice quality ones! Eggs, Chicks Pullets.
     
  2. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mypetchicken has high quality eggs, but no high quality chicks though just regular bcms lol
     
  3. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the meyer hatchery is a really good place to buy them
     
  4. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How do you have high quality eggs but not chicks?
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

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    Look at my website and PM me if you are interested. I can help you out.
     
  6. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    that is just how they work they got good eggs but but not so good chickens, well they are good but not high quality
     
  7. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I see [​IMG]
     
  8. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I think what they mean by high quality eggs but not high quality chickens is they are breeding for dark eggs only, not looking for show quality, or close as possible to the standard on weight, size, feathered shanks, eye color, combs with no sprigs, correct number of points, coppering on the breast, correct shank color, no copper hackles at all, or mahogany instead of copper, bad temperament, squirrel tail, wry tails, yellow legs, gold bleeding in the hackles, fused toes, stuff like that. Those are all commoon problems in marans, and if you concentrate too hard on just egg color, you might end up with some or all of the above in your flock, especially if you buy from hatcheries or breeders that don't know the genetic background of what their flock is.
     
  9. FarmerBoy24

    FarmerBoy24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like some that lay DARK DARK eggs, and that are nice quality.
     

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