How to pronounce the name MARANS in the Black Copper Marans chickens?

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  1. Lady Farmer1

    Lady Farmer1 New Egg

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    I have a few Black Copper Marans hens and a rooster. Could someone clarify for me the proper way to pronounce MARANS. I understand in France the (s) is silent although I hear it pronounced with the (s). The Maran part of the name is pronounced in different ways too. Could someone enlighten me? If I'm going to raise Marans, I would like to pronounce their name correctly :)
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home! That is a very good question. I've never had them before so you would need a more intelligent person to tell you [​IMG].
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I'm not in France but, here I've always heard it pronounced mare ins
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've also heard a lot of people say "orfington" instead of Orpington - most people probably don't care - they still understand what is meant
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! It's pronounced: "Mer-ans"
     
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  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  7. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Hey there! Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you decided to join! Let us know if you have any questions, we will be glad to help you if we can. [​IMG] There is a lot of great info on here, and lots of very knowledgeable people, so I'm sure you'll be able to find any info you may be looking for. [​IMG] X2 on what @drumstick diva said.
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our BYC "flock".

    x2 on BantamFan4Life's pronounciation. That's how I've always heard it pronounced.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. NickyKnack

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
     

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