Has the Marans Bubble Burst?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by geareduplyn, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. geareduplyn

    geareduplyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just checking the Eggbid site for the chick listings. There are are only three listings for Marans and only one has a bid. A word of warning if you do want to bid on these. One seller is shipping week old chicks, another wants to ship today chicks that will be two days old. Depending on where you live these could take a long 2 days to arrive. The chances for survival is poor. Be sure you order chicks from someone who at least has some idea about what they are doing, and are considering the welfare of the chicks.
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I think it has eggs that sold 100+$ on ebay are down to 25-30$ maybe. I wonder what the next big thing is.
     
  3. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    BLRW ( blue laced red wyddntte) spelling
     
  4. bishopschickens

    bishopschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool deal...I have 8 breeds of marans and a solid line of blrw from the barber line so im happy as can be. The marans have declined and yes the bubble burst but im still getting 50-60 per dozen including shipping and not many breeds can do that. As long as there is a breed like the marans that lay as dark as an egg as they do they will always carry a large premium. No not 100-200 for a half dozen but still well worth raising them. Also people have slowed with what they are spending due to the economy. Either way im happy as I have top of the lines for both. Oh and just in case someone wants to get a start on BLRW I have them for sale as hatching eggs and chicks this spring/early summer.

    Brandon
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That would be nice if it's BLRWs since I have a nice sized flock of nice birds.
     
  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

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    My guess is that Lavender will be the next big thing. I don't think it matters what the breed... Orpingtons, Araucanas or something else... it's just a pretty pretty color.
     
  7. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    Quote:I'd put money on that bet. They're gorgeous, whatever the breed!
     
  8. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Yes, lavender anything is next.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Guess I better get to work on a Lavender Wyandotte then. [​IMG]
     
  10. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot I still want some Marans! Anyone have any extras ha ha
     

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