looking for Cockoo Maran eggs?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Country Living Farm, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    I bought 15 off ebay and not one fertile!!!!!So, if you have some fertile Cockoo eggs, please let me know.

    Tks
     
  2. simplyscrambled

    simplyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you list the seller ID so we know which one to avoid? Yikes on the infertile eggs!
     
  3. bantamman13

    bantamman13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sent you a pm I posted some a couple days ago if you want to look at some of my birds and the eggs.
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:Not developed/hatched does not necessarily = not fertile. The embryos could have been destroyed in shipping, or during an unknown incubator issue, temp spike, etc. Or they could have been not fertile--just saying, fertility is only one of many possibile reasons why a shipped egg doesn't develop. So much happens to shipped eggs on the way do to day 21! [​IMG]

    Taztaz, wish I could help you out with the Cuckoos, but my girls want to go broody on me. Argh. Silly hens! [​IMG] Good luck finding what you are looking for.
     
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  5. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ginasmarans has them. And I agree with Crunchy. Just because they did not hatch does not mean they were not fertile. I got eggs from a BYcer. 2 sets actually and out of the 32 eggs........not one hatched. She always offered to replace them but after to failed attempts I just could not do it again. Good luck with your new ones. [​IMG]
     
  6. simplyscrambled

    simplyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the education, I'm pretty new at this! It seems like I've read here of people being able to candle or somehow tell if the eggs they receive in shipment are fertile or not, and I still haven't mastered basic candling yet!

    I've recently fallen in love with those dark, dark, chocolate eggs too...
     
  7. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    tgcole has some on here I have his they are beautiful and I hatched 27 out of 35 shipped eggs
     
  8. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    You tell if they are fertile by opening the up on a plate, and spotting the bulls eye on the egg....a fertile egg has one, there are posts here that show the eggs, thats how I learned [​IMG]

    And lots to folks here have cuckoo marans, and lots of other kinds of chickens lay pretty dark eggs. Keep in touch. I have Marans too...and I try to be generous. I have not been able to keep up lately, not been well, but I would be more than happy if things dont work out for you, to hook you up with some dark eggs! Check out my personal pages, if you like, and we could get you some eggs from birds of your choice some time...the cost of shipping only....
     
  9. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    Florida
    Thanks for all the replies. After seeing some of hte prices, I guess what I bought for 7.88 plus shipping off ebay should have told me they might not be fertile. I will drack some open and look for the fertility mark in the yolk. I will buy some more here this time as soon as I come up with the extra $$ for them.
     
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you would like some other than cuckoo let me know. My friend has blue, splash, and wheaton. She sells them for $20 that is 6 of them shipped. Her eggs are nice and dark. I have some splash from her! Here are some of her eggs. Well, the dark ones at the tops. The other dark ones are from my chickens.
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