MARANS (All Colors Included) Learning Thread for Newbee's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Greencastle, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like this thread to be a teaching and informational thread for people like myself who have Marans of all colors, French as well as English. I have a mixed batch, 5 pullets, and rooster. So far the colors I know are Black Copper, Cuckoo, and a Buff. I will take pics and post for further ID. I have a 10 X 14 shed with a temporary fenced in area of grass for them. I need to make time to make a better fence! I live on the Mason Dixon Line in PA. They are on Blue Seal crumbles not for laying yet, no eggs yet. They also get the same brand of scratch feed, grass, vegetable table scraps and grapes. I use pine shavings on the floor, about 3 inches. That's about all for my story. I am confused about breeding different colors together and what I'll get. I look forward to hearing from you and some experts of the breed, thank you.
     
  2. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    There are already several Marans discussions threads going on here.
     
  3. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    There seems to be no search engine and they are hard to find on my cell phone. Thanks for your support...
     
  4. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    There are a few up front on the forum today. I bumped the thread on what is wanted by way Of APA SOP. I am always willing to answer any questions.
     
  5. Greencastle

    Greencastle Out Of The Brooder

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    Snowbird, here is a pic of my Marans. The rooster has no tail to speak of yet. Can you identify the other pullets and what they are called by color? Do they all lay brown eggs?[​IMG]
     
  6. Greencastle

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    Another pic[​IMG]
     
  7. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    the brown with the black tail is a blck tailed buff. the black are black Marans. The oen who looks kinda barred is a cuckoo Marans. Thr kinda blue ones, zi can' tell. Maybe a Blue copper Marans.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  8. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Karen, where are the yellow legs coming from
     
  9. Sandyduckcrazy

    Sandyduckcrazy Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] Mr. Bubbles
     
  10. Sandyduckcrazy

    Sandyduckcrazy Just Hatched

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    [​IMG] Lisette
     
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