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I need put on a Maran List!!!! Anyone in IN?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Sebrightmom, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I am looking for Maran Breeders. I am not sure what kind of Marans will be best for me. I love the dark eggs. Can Marans be shown? I am new to the breed. I want like any kind besides Cuckoo. I really would like to buy chicks or adults, but eggs will be ok for next spring. Is there anyone that has Marans in Indiana? I would love to see the birds and eggs before I buy them.Thanks
     
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Gina (ginasmarans) is in TN and she has Cuckoo Marans.
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Richard (MaransGuy) on here has Marans and I believe he's in Indiana...
     
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  4. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thank you. I will try to get in touch with both of them. Thanks
     
  5. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck, and DO YOUR RESEARCH. If you are after very dark eggs, you will need to be very patient and be put on a list. Make sure to get pics of eggs before committing to buy.
     
  6. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I have Black coppers and wheatens from Bev Davis, they are not laying yet, so I dont know how dark their eggs will be yet. They just turned 6 months old this week. I keep looking for my frist egg.

    I also have cuckoos, some feathered leg, some clean, but their eggs are not that dark, darker then my RIR's. I dont know their blood line. They may not lay as dark of eggs as they should be, but I really like the birds, nice, big, calm and good setters, so I keep em around. ..........................
     
  7. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thank you. That is why I am trying to find some now and be put on a list. There are so many people out their selling eggs that I don't want to buy. I thought maybe I could find someone half way close that I could go see their chickens and eggs.
     
  8. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thank you for the website. Right now, I can't afford to pay that much for chickens. I can't believe they want $25 for day old chicks. Their eggs are very dark.
     
  10. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The average marans egg sold on eBay last month cost about $19. When you order eggs through the mail, expect a hatch rate of 50% or less. So, $25 for a live chick is actually less expensive than you will probably be paying for a live chick if you order hatching eggs off eBay. Last month on eggbid.com, day-old black copper marans chicks sold for about $40 each.
     

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