marans question?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dinahmoe, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    hello all!i don't have any experience with marans at all.i do have my first black copper marans chick(clean legged).it is about 10 days old..now all i am interested in is pretty eggs and hatching babies for myself(right now).i have a chance to get a 4 month blue copper pullet(clean legged).if my bcm chick is a boy would that make a good pair?thanks
     
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  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Quote:Well, that depends on a lot of things. For instance, both are clean-legged, while the French standard and the proposed APA standard both call for feathered legs. So do you want offspring that meet the standards? In that case you should choose a mate that has feathered legs. Also, did they both come from dark eggs? Do they both have good coloration? The requirements for making a "good pair" may be very simple or very complicated, depending on what your personal goals are.

    If you only want to consider feather color, then there's nothing wrong with mating a BCM with a blue copper. The offspring will be 50% black copper and 50% blue copper.

    Whatever you decide to do, enjoy your birds!
     
  4. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:thank you!
     
  5. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:thanks.i was just wanting hens that lay dark eggs for myself.if i have babies i just want purebreds and since i would possibly have a boy and girl marans it might work.i just didn't want to breed two that could have problems with the babies.i am still new to chickens and i am not trying to breed to standards yet.i have alot more reading to do.lets just hope that the 10 day old chick is a pullet.thanks again
     

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