Has anyone heard of BLEU (b l E u) Marans?

little_grey_bantam

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I'm really interested in them. Appparently they are a BLUE cuckoo Marans

Sounds neat! I want to start breeding them
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Illia

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Never ever heard of such - I know there are Blue Wheatens and straight Blues (we're in the middle of hatching 15!
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) as well as Blue Coppers, but otherwise, no. . . Sounds slightly interesting, but I'm curious as to the quality of them. Most cuckoos are hatchery quality, and often it takes a truly experienced person to properly cross Marans colors and keep the quality in the egg.
 
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little_grey_bantam

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THe person got them from Barber or whatever.
Said they got most of their birds from the breeder themselves!

But it looks neat. If you PM me I will send you the link
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The only issue is they sell chicks for $15 each but the Blues, Blacks, Cuckoos and BLEUs are all together :-/
 

Illia

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Found someone, seems to match your details. The mix in selling is because of the genetics of the blue (Andalusian based) and the barring - The barring splits, and you can't just get straight blue from blue or blue/black parents. Also, chick prices like that you'd need to question. Either they're actually a reputable breeder or trying to rip someone off with an unfinished project bird. I wouldn't pay that money per chick for Marans unless Bev Davis herself sold them to me, and they were that good.
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RAREROO

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Yep All you gotta do to get all blue cuckoo is cross a Cuckoo Marans rooster on Splash Marans hens, If you use a blue roo instead of a splash, you'll get have cuckoo and half blue cuckoo. Or if you do it the other way around with a Splash roo on Cuckoo hens, you'll get sexlinks, the males will be blue cuckoo and the hens will be blue.
 

Dread Pirate Roberts

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oh, I'm glad you just posted that because I couldn't find this thread to follow up on my first incomplete thought.
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Also, there's a gal in Texas who sells eggs for these on eggbid. Her eggbid name is cowgirl and like 4 digits? Like cowgirl1234, except it's not 1234.

The best Cuckoo Marans I have ever seen, which lay the best Marans eggs I have ever seen, came from her.
 

EweSheep

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If they said they got the Blue Marans directly from Barber, they are lying.....Mr Barber has been dead for quite some time. I do not think he ever had Blue Marans imported here in the US. I think the Blue Marans was created here in the US some time ago, very quietly.

I never heard of Bleu Marans, probably another added "new" breed name for the crosses they are trying to establish. Blue Marans, yes.
 

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