wheaten or black copper marans?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by leghorn890, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. leghorn890

    leghorn890 Out Of The Brooder

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    so i'm hatching some chicks soon and I couldn't decide on which colour variety of maran to go for, so wheaten marans or black copper marans? anybody have any preferences on which they prefer? Any feedback is much appreciated!
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    BCM lay very dark eggs. color balancing can be a challenge. Been accepted by APA longer and pure French origin strains are available. .
    Wheaten chick down makes it easy to ID foreign genes in the down stage, making culling for color easier.
    Both colors are stunning in their adult plumage.
    Wheaten gene is present in some BCM gene pools. Strict culling necessary to get pure BCM.

    Black-Tailed Buff and Golden Salmon present in some Wheaten gene pools. Knowledge of the uneasy genetic affinity between the three colors is necessary to understand how they influence each other. Understanding of correct chick down is very important in both colors.
    Best,
    Karen
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014
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    Thanks @3riverschick
     

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