Black marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raiderbabe239, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    okay so i was wondering if anyone on here has black marans, not black copper just black, i noticed on the byc breeds database on the marans it said there are just plain black marans. anyone have them? i want some eggs in the spring lol [​IMG]
     
  2. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I do not believe anyone here in the US is having a successful time breeding just the black Marans. In France they are more popular but here there aren't any true blacks.
    I have roosters and hens that look black but I know they will molt off with some copper eventually or will at least produce coppers.
     
  3. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    Onthespot has some I believe...
     
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Peachick has some blue black and splash birds.
     
  5. raiderbabe239

    raiderbabe239 ♥ Hatchaholic ♥

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    thanks ill try contacting onthespot i found that bev davis has some too and shes right here in florida lol
     
  6. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    There are some in the US, but they are few and far between. And those that are here tend to not have very dark eggs, from what I have heard.

    I saw some for sale just a coupla weeks ago. I saw them in person, and bought some other Marans (different varieties) from the same seller. But the black ones he had were purchased by Dick Dickerson, I think.
     

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