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Marans as meaties

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by gootziecat, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. gootziecat

    gootziecat Songster

    Nov 27, 2007
    Hampshire Co, WV
    I've read on several posts Cuckoo Marans are good table fare. I'm curious why other colors of Marans aren't mentioned (or at least I didn't read it). Would there be that much difference in say a blk copper, cuckoo, and a wheaten as to meat taste/meat qualities? Or is it most of those people posting about the Marans have cuckoos?
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011

  2. Keara

    Keara Songster

    Sep 24, 2009
    I eaten my black copper marans, and Olive egger roosters often I think they taste great! Better than cornish x, leg horn, or freedom rangers, all of which I have processed and eaten fresh.

  3. Noymira

    Noymira Songster

    Mar 9, 2011
    Chittenden County, VT
    Quote:I'm with Keara. Though I haven't done it yet, I will be using Black Copper Marans she gave me to build a dual purpose flock. I can't wait to try one of these, even the hens are pretty meaty and my cockerel is a big boy!

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