Wheaten Marans

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by stevin, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if anyone has them could you posts pics and share what you know about the breed.....
    thanx
     
  2. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    Peak at the marans thread. They talk about wheatons and lots of pics.[​IMG]
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Well, just to give you a little help, here's mine, both Blue Wheaten and normal Wheaten. . .

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    In general, Wheaten and Blue Wheaten Marans lay a pretty good egg color; Mine pictured above are normally just a tad darker than that, but they're tapering off for the season.

    They're just like normal Marans though - Calm, quiet, heavy in build which offers a great dual purpose breed, non-aggressive Roosters, cold-hardy.

    I love my Wheatens, especially Blue Wheatens, because they're so beautiful and a much more rare variety than Black Coppers. Also, they rank in egg color up with Black Coppers, unlike other color varieties.
     
  4. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, you have some really nice lookin bird there!!!!!!
    please, everyone post some more pics. i'm hoping to pick up 3 wheaten hens this weekend.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    These are pictures of my Wheatens from about a year ago....guess it's time for some new pictures of them.

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  6. stevin

    stevin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    katy,
    were your hens molting at the time the pics were taken?
    the reason i'm asking is because i don't see the black/dark tail feathers...... just curious...
    beautiful birds either way
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yes they probably were. I know in this picture the roo looks scruffy because he was.
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  8. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Katy, where did your birds originate, what lines?

    I love that your hens look so "round", it makes them all the more appealing!
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I got my original ones from Laura Teasdale and then a few from Bev Davis.
     
  10. newchickens2009

    newchickens2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I order W/BW Marans and this is the roo that I got. He is a year old and still growing strong. He doesn't look like a lot of other W/BW Marans that I have seen on here so I posted these pics for your thoughts and coments.

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