What do you think of these marans eggs?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by peeppeeppeep, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought them on ebay and they look pretty good to me. On far right is BC marans, next blue/blue splash marans (not as nice). On left I have my own welsummer eggs, BSL and EE eggs.

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    What do you think? Is this a good color for marans eggs? The seller said these were mid-season
     
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  2. tfpets

    tfpets Mmm, tastes like chicken

    Nice color, and the BBS eggs will not usually be nearly as dark as the BC, which is known to be the darker eggs in the Marans.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Why are folks going onto E-bay to sell eggs when they can sell them right her on BYC?

    I don't get it.
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Maybe they don't know about BYC.
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:More exposure, easier format? [​IMG]
     
  6. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!

    I would have bought some here myself but I just got a wild hair, ya know, and I could not wait another minute!!

    Hope at least some hatch. This is my very first try and I didn't realize how iffy incubating can be until after I ordered the eggs and started reading up. Oh well, fingers crossed.
     
  7. eekgads

    eekgads Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck & definitely keep us posted! Eventually, I'd like to get some maran eggs myself so I'm curious to see what you hatch out. Who did you get these eggs from again?
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    They are very nice looking eggs, you got lucky. I've heard way too many bad things about ebay marans eggs sellers. Good luck on the hatch [​IMG]
     
  9. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    The BC's look real nice.

    AL
     
  10. peeppeeppeep

    peeppeeppeep Out Of The Brooder

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    I got them from "bluewaterranch" in Texas. Here's here ebay auction link:

    http://shop.ebay.com/bluewaterranch/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=&_trksid=p4340

    I went on the photo of the eggs and positive feedback from previous sales.

    I bought 6 BC and 6 Blue/splash (she sent 8 each) and she only charged $14 shipping.

    Thanks for the kind wishes. I've been spending hours reading threads on hatching...most of what I've learned lead me to believe I should just leave them mostly alone and hope for the best! LOL I'm trying the egg carton incubation method since it looks like the automating hatching thingies keep them at about the same angle anyway and it's less handling on my part. Got the 'bator at 40% humidity +/- and right about 100 degrees. I will try candling at 10 days but with such dark eggs probably won't see anything anyhow.
     

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