clean legged Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickhick, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anybody breed clean legged Marans in anything other than Cuckoo?
     
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  2. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Nope, I have cuckoo.
     
  3. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Cuckoo eggs ordered. I want them for meat and eggs, but now I am hearing that the Black Copper are much meatier. Have you butchered any of yours, and if so how meaty are they?
     
  4. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    Well they aren't Tyson, but they have some meat on the bones. I have not had any black coppers,so I can't speak for those, but mosy of my boys are faitly large.
     
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady Premium Member

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    I have bred and used the meat from the black copper, blue copper, wheatens and the cuckoos in black and gold.
    I notice I get more and better meat from feather legged Marans than clean legged, no matter what variety. I suspect that the clean legged have too much "American" influence to keep the bird from maturing into a good meat bird. I am sure you will get some good meat but we didn't think the quality or quantity was nearly as good. Just our humble opinion, of course.
     
  6. Chickhick

    Chickhick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hmmm... I guess I'll be adding feather legged Black and Blue Copper to try this year, too. [​IMG]
     

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