Marans vs orpingtons

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by presley, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. presley

    presley Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    To those of you that have breed both breeds, which do you consider the "easiest"? I mean as far as chick health, mortality rate, overall health of the adult birds,etc. and also general disposition of the chickens.
  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Well, I'd say they are a tie. The Marans seemed a tish hardier as adults, but the Orpingtons have a better disposition. Both are good layers and good sized birds. I've not had health issues with any BO or BCM I've had in the past.

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