<<Blue Copper Marans>> who won the ones on ovabid?

greathorse

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I considered bidding on some of these eggs the last time he had them I contacted him via email to get more information he literally copied the information from the ad and sent it to me. His flock is totally mixed I dont care for that. I will continue to look for the careful breeders.
 

needmorechickens!

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Yeah, that one is still on there, but there are 2 others now! There are some pure Blue Copper ones from a reputable seller.

~Rebecca
 

MNKris

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I was just on ovabid.

Ahhh, yeah...YOU CAN'T GET A BLUE COPPER FROM TWO BLACK PARENTS. It is not possible. black x black = black. In order to get blue, you have to have a blue or splash parent.

8s on a color chart? In your dreams honey...

I wouldn't buy a single egg from one of these ovabid or ebay people without an egg chart next to the eggs they are selling. There are a few good ones out there and the majority don't give a hoot about the breed. They are just trying to make a buck.

I truly believe these people that think they have the 7-9s out of any marans, let alone blue coppers are suffering from Wishful Thinking Syndrome. Oh, I know there are a few poeple out there that can get 7s pretty regularly from some of the black copper lines, but the 8-9s, not likely. And if they are getting them, they sure as heck are not selling them. You can bet your bootie on that one.

You are much better waiting to get on a list from a good breeder that actually cares about the qualities you are looking for.

As an example, I waited, and here are my blue coppers from the last few days against some cochin and buff rocks. The one on the left is a 5, the rest are 4s. I am happy with those and will be able to increase our little flock with that level of color.
 

Solsken Farm

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May 27, 2008
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Kris is right. I just bought some copper blue Marans eggs on ebay. I am throwing them away. Literally. They were 1s and 2s and some were the size of bantam eggs. I know of 2 good sellers on ebay. Don't risk it. Not money well spent.
 
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