Wade Jeane Or Bev Davis Marans? HELP!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenlovefever, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    So I am torn between two breeders in My state. One in a farther away state with 10$ Bev Davis Lines, and one in about 30 minutes away with 5$ Wade Jeane Lines. I want the good, nice, true, purebred Black Copper Marans. The ones bred true. Tell me, which is better? I am freaking out over it, I would like to know. I urgently want to get these birds, but I also want to save money and gas, but I want quality. Is there a big difference betwen Bev Davis and Wade Jeane? Which is better? What is the DIFFERENCE?
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Try them both. [​IMG]

    Bev Davis birds are almost always bigger, Wade Jeanes are usually smaller. Bev Davis birds usually lay bigger eggs too, and have real nice color, but Wade Jeanes are usually glossier or rounder, which is a plus. Bev Davis birds sometimes have excess white, or squirrel tails, or weird looking tails, but Wade Jeanes often have too dark of mahogany, too little mahogany, or too much leg feathering. Plus it depends on who bred those supposed lines. Once they leave the true original breeder, they're technically not the breeder's creation, so, they may vary quite a bit and even stray from the known "standard" of the original breeder's lines. (by standard I mean the average or norm within the strain)
  3. syble

    syble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2011
    ditto on the breeder part. I have seen first hand how a person can kill alot of hard work in a very good line. You'll have to evaluate the birds yourself, but like illia said, get a bit of both, you can always sell off any extras [​IMG]
  4. Chef

    Chef Chicken Connoisseur

    Dec 16, 2008
    Quote:Problem is you are not going to be buying these birds directly from these breeders so you will be getting someone elses line like iilia said. You can find nice birds at that price range but you should do your research first so you now what to look for when buying. Good to see the parent stock also. Good luck on your hunt. I hope you find what you are looking for!

  5. chickenlovefever

    chickenlovefever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2011
    So I think I want to go all of the way to Amherst to get the Bev Davis lineage. They look like they don't have as much leg feathering. I may get a rooster from the Wade Jeanne lines, and then some hens from the Amherst breeder-Oh geez, I don't know how to sex them!
  6. Rays Chickens

    Rays Chickens Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 13, 2014
    Vail AZ
    I went to her website ( Bev) but could not find a price list and requirements for purchase. How do I find the correct site.
    Ray ( Rays Chickens)
  7. simplypc

    simplypc Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2016
    She doesn't sell birds anymore. I got extremely luck and got birds from a friend of Hers that got them directly from her.

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