Question about showing my Marans roo - UPDATE - Pic added!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ChickenWisperer, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Will I be able to show him?

    I dont think the breed is recognized by the APA, are they? Even so, could I still show him? He is an amazing beautiful bird, I'll have to post some pictures of him.


    Here he is:


    Isnt he beautiful? [​IMG]

    So, honestly.....could I go anywere with him? I dont know much about the Marans as a breed, so im not sure if hes a good representation of breed standards, but to my eyes, hes better than most Cuckoo Marans roos ive seen (but im being swayed - hes my special boy [​IMG] ).
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    Cuckoo Morans? Did you mean Cuckoo Marans?
    Duh. I even spelled it wrong. LOL
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2008
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cuckoo Marans. [​IMG] I dont know the answer to the showing question, but I'm sure someone does. No, Marans aren't in the standard, I dont think, unless something has changed.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2008
  4. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Lol, once again, anouther spelling error. [​IMG]

    I should really stop making posts when im tired....Anyway, thanks speckledhen. [​IMG]
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No problem. I was actually telling the first person to answer to your post what you meant, otherwise I wouldn't have even mentioned it. [​IMG] You wouldn't believe the stupid things Ive typed when tired.
  6. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Marans are not in the SOP so I do not think they can be shown at an APA sanctioned show. I do know that the Marans Club does have competitions and I believe the judging is based on the proposed standard. Marans breeders are working hard to get the breed accepted. If I am wrong someone correct me.

    NYREDS Crowing

    Jan 14, 2008
    They can be shown but can advance no further than Best Of Breed. Absent an established standard they would be judged basically on condition & appearance. Showing them is a good way to increase interest.
  8. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Thanks Herechickchick, and nyreds! [​IMG]
  9. ChickenWisperer

    ChickenWisperer Songster

    Jun 30, 2008
    Quote:I dont know, I might! [​IMG]
  10. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    I just came across your post, and would like to invite you to check out the yahoo groups that are related to Marans and promotion of the breed, including showing them, the organized process to have them shown for finally having them recognized by the APA. Your beautiful Rooster is actually NEEDED and could be very helpful if you want to show him!
    Marans_Chicken_Club is Bev Davis's own and the Marans_Breeders_of_America is another.

    Good luck. Marans are wonderful to work with, I would love to see pics of your bird!

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