Midnight majesty marans

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by hitchyourwagon, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. hitchyourwagon

    hitchyourwagon Chirping

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    I recently purchased some Midnight Majesty Maran chicks from my local Rural King store. I had never heard of this breed before and I can’t seem to find much information about them. They were labeled as hybrids so that generally means good egg layers? Can anyone educate me as to the origin and characteristics of this strain?
     
  2. wleigh1021

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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Those are a strain that, I believe, are created by the hatchery hoovers. They were bred specially for darker eggs from sex linked birds.
     
  4. crazy4ChickensNducks

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    I think they are just a hatchery quality black maran. They
    Lay close to 250 eggs a year
     
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  5. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi there. :frow

    They are a brand new *breed* (cross breed or variety may be more accurate) being produced by ONLY one of the hatcheries this year. Hybrid basically mean they will not breed true. They are supposed to produce a larger number of the darker Marans colored eggs than most Marans bred to the standard of perfection. And they are being offered at a very affordable price compared to the French black copper or other American Poultry Association accepted colors... which this one likely is not, may effect if you plan to show but otherwise shouldn't be an issue.

    This is my understanding anyways. I hadn't read they were sex linked. :pop

    Look like lovely birds! :love

    ETA: I think they are also supposed to be a bit lighter on the feed bill.
     
  6. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    First I heard of any how long they been doing this I wonder
     
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  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Conserve Heritage Breed Livestock

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    They sound like Black Marans with some copper leakage from what I've been reading on Hoover's site.
     
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  8. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    That could be I do order from hatchery's
     
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  9. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    I find it interesting when hatcheries use pics of a bird that clearly has sprigs on the comb like the MMM in the hoover link provided. :confused:
     
  10. Brahma Chicken5000

    Brahma Chicken5000 Araucana Addict

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    Looks like the Midnight Majesty Marans are Black Copper Marans that have been selectively bred for dark eggs, large, eggs, and many eggs.
     

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