Sport Marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hcammack, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. hcammack

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  3. hcammack

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    Any one know
     
  4. ParkerVA

    ParkerVA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think they mean sport as in they are mixed color, but purebred marans, ie not a standard marans color. Probably a cross between two standard colors.

    The reddish brown hens are not likely even Marans, but probably Welsummers, note the yellow legs.
     
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    Oblio13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's no such thing as "Sport Marans", and the guy's a con artist to advertise them as he does:

    "Sport Marans are new to this country... They are very rare in this country as only a handful of breeders have them, and they are almost impossible to find."


    I sent him an email and asked about it, and this is his reply:

    "NO ONE is being ripped off, and you won't have to every worry about buying from me, you are no more then a know it all trouble maker you have been blocked. Keep this up and i'll report you to ebay for harassment.
    Have a Good #@!#@#@# Day"
     
  7. MaransGuy

    MaransGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This guy was being discussed in another category. "Sport" is normally used to describe an unexpected result from a breeding. In this case he is simply selling cross breeds. Gettting good color from the marans is a constant struggle and it does not come from mixing and matching types. I'd steer clear of him and not be taken. There are far better lines out there that are much safer to deal with.

    Richard
     
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  8. hypnofrogstevie

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    look at how much for a cross breed! I feel sorry for the people that bought them!
     
  9. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I think this thread had stuff about the same "sport" marans you were looking at.
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Yup I am not even thinking about them and was never I was just wondering if anything like that really existed. If I hatched marans eggs they would be from BYC or from a well documented good breeder.

    Henry
     

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