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cuckoo maran vs copper maran

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by tebs78, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. tebs78

    tebs78 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    What is the differences between these marans? Does one lay darker eggs?
    How do you know if a chicken is show quality?
  2. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

    Nov 26, 2008
    Neenah, WI
    Marens can all lay dk eggs, it depends on blood, breed lines on who lays the darker egg, not the color of the feathers. Right now the hype is for the bl copper but the cuckoo can lay just as dk if you find the right line.
  3. blackdotte

    blackdotte Songster

    Nov 18, 2008
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Quote:the black copper marans are black with a copper head, the cuckoo is barred.
    The bc lays darker on average, but some lines of cuckoo lay dark, but you will need to get on a list.
    as for show quality, I agree, read the standard. The black coppers are in the process of being accepted by the APA, cuckoo is a little behind, but I do know the *standard* requires feather legs.

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