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Wheaton Maran and Jubilee Orpington, Wondering if we got scammed....

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by dandkadams, May 17, 2016.

  1. dandkadams

    dandkadams Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a wee bit too excited and bought some birds without confirming someone's ID.
    Looks like I got taken.

    I was sold
    "wheaten Marans" and "Jubilee Orpingtons".
    Can someone with experience confirm?
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    Thinking this male is a frizzle.....


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  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I am not an expert at either breed but they seem to be as advertised. I cannot say whether or not they are quality specimens though.
     
  3. dandkadams

    dandkadams Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought it was strange the wheatons were so dark with black flecks and marks all over.
    The jubilees looked great in colour but the male's feathers will not stay down.
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't have Marans, but I do have Faverolles. Some hatcheries have such pullets people think they are cockerels. Wheaten can be a tough color to breed.
     
  5. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much did they cost you ?
    Jubilee orpingtons are pretty expensive here ,and I have not seen any Wheaton means for sale . They look pretty though [​IMG]
     
  6. dandkadams

    dandkadams Out Of The Brooder

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    Wondering if they are a black tail buff crossed with a wheaten maran.
    got a "deal" on the Jubilee at $80

    Found out the breeder is using a new name and is former mill that was shut down.
    My fault for not checking closer.
     
  7. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Your marans have slate legs which means they could be pure ?
    I have splash marans and legs are about the same color.i couldn't really see the orpingtons ..but still they look beautiful:)
     

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