is it still a marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by onthespot, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    If my barred EE was covered by a Copper Black Marans, and the chick was hatched that TOTALLY LOOKED like a feather legged copper black marans, and if it laid a brown egg that was at least a four, would it be a marans?
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Good question. My guess would be it would be considered a mix but I don't know much about this sort of thing. Mainly givin a bump to see if you can get an answer.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Does your EE lay a blue or green egg? I've always been told the offspring of a blue egg layer and a Marans will lay an olive egg. So if that's true, it couldn't be called a Marans.
     
  4. onthespot

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    my barred EE lays a green egg, but from what I understand, each chick only has a fifty fifty chance that she would pass on the blue/green gene, and the other half of the chicks will lay only varying shades of brown, unless I had an EE roo to put with her, which I do not. If it is solid black, (whether or not it has copper hackles) I think it would not carry to barred gene, therefore it couldn't have throwback babies, and the mama does not have yellow in her legs, so... There should be no genes that are bad for marans, unless maybe it gets a beard. didn't think of that!
     
  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    It could not be called a Maran. Breeds are defined by the way they look and their genetics.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Marans are also defined by the darkness of their egg color.
     
  7. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    It would be a mixed breed chick.
     
  8. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Quote:Marans are also defined by the darkness of their egg color.

    But that is a gebetic/breed trait.
     
  9. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    It would be a mixed breed chick, but could you imagine entering it into a show.......


    Heck we had some EE at the state fair that won Aracauna class....there were not true Aracauna's entered.
     
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Michigan
    It also has to breed true a certain percentage...... If it looked like a Marans, laid an egg like a Marans and bred true like a Marans.. AND you didn;t KNOW if it was 100% Marans... then maybe. But being that you know that it is indeed half EE and that the EE was not added to the bloodlines to improve a Marans trait... then no. It would not be a Marans.
     

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