Wellsummer vs. Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CHICKEN CRAZY1, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Which is calmer? Which lays darker eggs? PPP (please post pics)
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Take your pick. It depends on the strain in each breed. One thing tho, don't cross the breeds, seeking a darker egg. Marans breeders are still cleaning up the mess from when it was tried earlier. Best to pick one breed and just mate the darkest layers to the boys whose moms were the darkest layers. That makes for darker eggs in future generations. Course, while you are doing that, still have to balance the other taits in the fowl so breed type stays superior.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  3. CHICKEN CRAZY1

    CHICKEN CRAZY1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank ou ouh or that pointer. That coul have ended in disaster! What hapens if they are crossed?
     

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