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What do yall think about these guys.

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by crazyelk, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't know much about Marans but I know that I am about to pay a pretty penny for this trio and I was wondering what yo guys thought. Do they look to be good quality, are they pure, and what else should I be looking for?
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    Thanks, Jason
     
  2. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    There is no American standard for them so to a large extent quality is in the eye of the beholder. I was under the impression that the interest in Marans had more to do with egg colour than the appearance of the birds themselves.
    Typically when you talk of a trio the reference is to 3 birds of the same variety is it not?
     
  3. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you implying that these are not the same variety and if they are not, what varietys are they. I am going to travel a bit and pay a real dandy price and I want to make sure what I am getting before I do this. I plan on meeting in the morning.
     
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Quote:I am pretty sure they are referring to the fact that chicken #3 is obviously not the same as chickens 1 and 2.
     
  5. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so as long as she lays the dark brown egg does it matter?
     
  6. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Wellllllllll...........that depends on what you are doing with those dark brown eggs. If you are selling them as Black Copper Marans eggs (I guess that is what the first two are?), then YEAH, it matters a LOT!!!!
     
  7. crazyelk

    crazyelk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This guy that I am thinking about buying them from is advertizing them as black copper marans. I have called and emailed and he tells me that they are pure bread black copper marans. So what would yo do?
    http://louisville.craigslist.org/grd/1135940776.html
     
  8. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Well, I know NOTHING about Marans of ANY color, but I do know my colors and there is nothing black or copper about that last chicken. I have no clue if they can turn out that color but I would certainly have my doubts. Have you seen any eggs from these guys? I would not buy them with one looking like that, personally.
     
  9. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    I say pass!

    $75 for what look to me like mutt chickens that aren't even in good condition... [​IMG]

    Do they have pics of their eggs??

    I'm very sceptical of most anyone selling "marans", lots of people jumped on the band wagon.

    There are several members here that have nice marans.
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX

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