I have a yellow BCM! Update

The Point

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I just got done hatching my first batch of shipped eggs. Imagine my suprise when I woke up this morning with a yellow chick in the bator. I guess thats what I get for buying eggs from ebay! So who on BYC has breeding quality BCM and would be willing to educate me on the breed.
 
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AHappychick

Wanna-be Farmer
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ah the e-bay Marans. There are a few threads about people getting Marans eggs from e-bay sellers and not hatching out pure Marans. If you do a few searches you might be able to see if you bought from the same seller.
 

Illia

Crazy for Colors
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Oct 19, 2009
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Your yellow surprise is a Wheaten Marans - It sometimes happens in Wade Jeanne (and I hear Bev Davis too) lines. It is because Black Coppers were actually made with the combination of Wheaten and Birchen, so the Wheaten occasionally still leaks through.
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Dread Pirate Roberts

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Jan 20, 2009
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Have you seen the Marans thread in the "Breeds, Genetics & Showing" forum. There has been some discussion of this lately.

I just hatched two of those Wheaties last week, out of 7 eggs. Personally, I'm thrilled with that because I love the Wheatie Marans and this saved me money!
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Now I have another two dozen eggs coming on Monday from the same source as the previous seven...hoping for some more of those little cuties.
 

MANNA-PRO

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