Where are the best cuckoo marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bwebb7, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting up an additional coop & henhouse and want to get quality birds. I want my son to show with 4H and to get some of the beautiful chocolate eggs.
    Is there a breeder of great cuckoos?
    Should I go to MCM?
    I am sure there is better quality/health birds but where/who?
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    McMurray's is a giant hatchery - those are bred for faster sales and would not be show quality birds. There are lots of sellers here on BYC - you should browse the archived auction section and look at the quality marans sellers on there. Most people aren't selling as frequently this time of year but it would give you an idea of who and what to look for. https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewforum.php?id=55
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2009
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got them altho right now, because of the time of year they aren't laying much. I don't know what the rules are for 4-H, but Marans aren't accepted by the APA. They could be used for showmanship classes I would think.
     
  4. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:bummer!
    I still want those beautiful eggs~hehehe
     

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