Welsummer or Maran?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by awalters0815, Sep 18, 2010.

  1. awalters0815

    awalters0815 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wanting to add a chocolate layer to me easter eggers and golden comets. I have three young children so temperament is important. We love to hold our chickens. We also go through a lot of eggs, so I would like a productive layer. Which would you recommend and why?
     
  2. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:I have to say that my Marans are the friendliest non aggressive birds I have and I breed both Marans and Welsummers. The Welsummers are not snuggly birds but they are not aggressive either, just prefer to not be picked up. My Marans are better layers than my Welsummers.
    The best bird that would fit your needs and what you are describing IMO would be Marans.
     
  3. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Try both and decide LOL! That way you have best of both worlds LOL!
     
  4. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Just remember that if you're ordering from a hatchery, you shouldn't expect super dark eggs. [​IMG]
     

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