Marans on ebay

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kstaven, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Please look very closely at the pictures of the Marans on ebay. I know the eggs show dark color in the pictures. But Marans have distinctly WHITE legs (this includes the copper/black etc). The pictures of the "sports" etc are dark and yellow legged. A sure sign of a cross to another breed.

    IMHO if you are looking for "pure marans" look elsewhere.
     
  2. kyfarmer

    kyfarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if u dont watch ebay peps on there the will lay it to u on shiping it is crazy it is geting where i am going to quite useing ebay sorry [​IMG]
    farmer matt
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I do a fair amount of buying on Ebay. It is a buyer beware market. Just drives me when I see things misrepresented like that. No doubt they will get a good buck considering the egg picture and some poor slob will find out to late that they got ripped off badly.
     
  4. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeah its like the ones that have sexlinks and are breeding them and trying to tell you that the eggs will be sexlinks,gotta watch it all the time,but I dont think most are doing it on purpose they are just ignorant and dont know what they are doing
     
  5. Oblio13

    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought some black copper eggs from Ebay last year. They were no darker than RIR eggs. Only two of twelve hatched, which was probably a good thing. Since then I've stuck with reputable breeders.
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I emailed the seller regarding the non white legs and a few other things about the birds. What a jerk. Told me to just not F''''n by from them then. As far as they are concerned laying darker eggs are enough to call them "purebred Marans". So at that point I would say it is intentional and not just an honest mistake, or lack of knowledge.
     
  7. bamagirl68

    bamagirl68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, he seems like a nice guy![​IMG]
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I sell my eggs on Ebay and always charge actual shipping. It's often as hard to find a good buyer as it is a good seller. Even though I do everything I possibly can to send good quality eggs, I still get complaints from some buyers if they didn't all hatch [​IMG] Ebay is a great resource if you shop with your wits about you, but you do have to be choosy about who you buy from.
     
  9. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wow,I had no idea people would be that dishonest on ebay,I guess Ill have to be more carerfull
     
  10. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    Which auction was that? I saw two. One had the eggs starting around $28 and the other set of eggs were up to around $55 with multiple bids.
     

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