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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by JunkVine, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. JunkVine

    JunkVine Hatching

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    Hi! I'm new to BackYard Chickens.
    I've raised chicken for years now, but I am wanting to learn more about different breeds. I am very interested in the Black Copper Marans and the Olive Layers. I love the dark chocolate and olive look of the eggs. I am thinking seriously thinking about raising them and selling them. But I need to find out where I can buy Black Copper Marans that lay between 5-9 on the color chart. If anyone can help me with the best place to buy such birds I would forever be grateful.
     
  2. FrankieDoodle

    FrankieDoodle Poppy-Dog

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    :frow Welcome to BYC!!! :woot
     
  3. KLIL

    KLIL Crossing the Road

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    Hello and Weleome to BYC :frow
    You will learn loads from this site. I'm new to being a Chicken mama and this site has helped me a lot already. :D
     
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  5. townchicks

    townchicks Free Ranging

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    Hi, welcome to the group. You're best bet is probably to go to your state group for local recommendations.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    I would think not all lay eggs of the 5-9 color. Your best bet would be to buy a laying hen that is laying the darker color. Not something you can guarantee with a young pullet.
     
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  7. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  8. N F C

    N F C Poo happens, move on

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    :welcome

    A couple of years ago, there was a chicken breed focus series and the Marans were part of that. Even if breeders aren't mentioned, you could find out more information on them (and perhaps which members raise them):
    chicken-breed-focus-maran.1132230

    Best of luck finding the birds you want!
     
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  9. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Thanks for joining us! :woot
     
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