If you can only get 10 Marans which ones?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CA Bean, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    So for all you Marans owners if you could only get 10 Marans which ones would you get? How many of each and please include Roosters so you can get your own offspring if wanted to.

    Here are the choices:
    Black Copper
    Wheaton
    Blue
    Splash
    ( didn't include white or black ? unless ?)
    TIA!
    Am interested to see what you all have to say.[​IMG]
     
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    it really depends what you are looking for. If you want great egg color some colors are better. Also, it is personal preference. I would have to know whose lines are connected to each color. Some have *better* colors than others and work more on certain colors than the other colors. I think the wheaten has the most striking roo markings
     
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I would get just the wheaton, cause I LOVE them, I dont like the blues and splash, Im not fond of the BC, BUT I LOVE the wheatons.



    Y u givin some away or something?????heheheheh
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    If I could get my hands on some good quality feather shanked wheatons, they would be my choice but I have been unable to do so. I do have some nice Black Coppers and I love them but the wheatons are just so pretty [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I saw some the other day that were just gorgeous...I think they were salmon-blues?
     
  6. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Yes, the salmon blues are beautiful birds.
     
  7. COChickens

    COChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would do Wheatons or Black Copper and my blacks are really nice and they lay really dark eggs so I like all those.
     
  8. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    I dont have any Black Copper, but I have been researching this. Instead of the Cuckoos , that I have begun with , I would have go with the Black Copper's. More breeders seem to have birds that produce the right color eggs in this variety than many of the others.

    I was more interested in egg coloring than looks, so that's another choice you have to make.

    If you are more interested in feathering , you might choose another breed because Marans seem to be pretty expensive.
     
  9. sandypaws

    sandypaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i HAVE cuckoos.. they are great...

    but BLUE is my favorite chicken color... i think i NEED to have some BLUE MARANS
     
  10. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    If you have Blue Marans you will also get black and splash. So you would have different colors. I think the Birchin Marans are gorgeous. As are Black Coppers and Wheatons.
     

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