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Is it just me or is this Black Maran trio for $75 really Australorps?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by legacyln, May 8, 2009.

  1. legacyln

    legacyln Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    On my bi-weekly stroll through Craigslist's Farm and Garden section for my area I saw this ad for a trio of "Black Marans" for 75 big ones in warrensburg MO. Now, I have no interest in these birds personally but I read every chicken ad I see, and I had to do a double take on these photos:


    What do you say, BYCers?

  2. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Songster

    I am no expert on anything chickens, but if looking at Feathersite.com's pictures of Marans, they do have a few pics like those. They could be what they are advertised as.


    When I opened the link you put in, I thought they looked a lot like my Australorp, too. I don't keep Marans to be able to tell the difference. I would hope anyone who would spend $75 for them does their homework.
  3. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I am not familiar w/ Marans at all, but those look exactly like my Australorps... anyone wanting a marans trio should make sure they know exactly what they're looking for, and what they're actually getting. As the old saying goes, "caveat emptor".
  4. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Crowing

    Apr 9, 2007
    They look like black Australorps to me.
    To me Marans are duller then black Australorps colorwise
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  5. legacyln

    legacyln Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Jefferson City, MO
    Quote:Yeah, it was the irridesence (sp?) on those feathers that said Australorp to me.
  6. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

    May 30, 2008
    Washington State
    Very Questionable! That roosters comb looks like my BR roosters comb. Not at all like my Marans roosters combs.
    They should have posted egg pictures since they are laying so well! [​IMG]

    *edited *

    The more I look the more I say " The comb is wrong, the comb is wrong"
    Last edited: May 8, 2009
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Ask for a picture of the eggs.

  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    As far as I know Black Marans dont have the black beetle sheen (like my Black Maran I had) and the pullet combs are too large to be Marans.

    Something tells me they are Australorps because of the POOFs on their behinds! It is because of the Orp blood in them.

    If I were you, I would not have bought them for that much!
  9. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    These pics are taken directly from Feathersite.


  10. Dustin Biery

    Dustin Biery Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Mulberry, Arkansas
    The male looks more like a Maran than the females do.

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