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What dark egg layers can be shown?

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Sebrightmom, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    I am looking for dark egg layers that can be show in open chicken shows. I love the Marans, but I know they don't have APA standards. Are there other breeds that can be shown that also lay the dark brown eggs? Is their anyone that shown Welsummers? I am trying to find some around Indiana. I could buy hatching eggs next Spring.

  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Try Mothergoose she has pretty Welsummers.
  3. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Marans can be "shown" they just cant win the top prize, I forget what it's called (its on another thread, it's the big prize!) and they are well on their way to being accepted into the APA. We have one or two more years of showing to do, and some of the varieties/standards will be in the APA. It's a shame to discount them as not worthy for show when they have such a rich history, much more than many breeds, and lay such beautiful eggs. The eggs also have their own part in shows, recieve trophys and ribbons.
    Just a thought from a Marans lover, who hasnt had any coffee yet,
  4. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Songster

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Thanks that clears it up some. I just saw they didn't have APA standards and thought that they couldn't be shown. We aren't big showers, but we do love it. Any chicken I get, we will show some of that breed. We are new to it and just have Ameraucanas right now. I just want to expand our chickens next spring. I still have a lot to learn. I would love to get a breed that many people don't show around here.
  5. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    On another thread:

    Herechickchick stated:
    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 stated:
    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 to increase interest.

    and I posted some of this:

    I 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,

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