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Where do you get your cuckoo marans?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Roosterboy, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been wondering where people get theirs. They are cost a [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] fortune on the internet. I have seen people with a lot of them so i geuss you need to start somewhere. Can I find one for under $50


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  2. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We were thinking about ordering Marans from Ideal in the spring along with some other chicks.
     
  3. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    I just got 2 pullets at a poultry show $10 a piece
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I bought my first chicks from a breeder 6 years ago. I don't remember exactly what I paid for them, but it wasn't like today's inflated fad prices!! He is now deceased unfortuantely. I still have 2 or 3 of those original hens plus their decendents and they continue to lay nice dark eggs for me. You need to join some of the Marans groups. You can get in touch with breeders who sell their eggs at fairly reasonable prices compared to the insanity of the auction sites.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Just remember a lot of the hatchery birds don't lay very dark eggs.
     
  6. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    We bought ours from Murray McMurray. Two issues with them, though: One thing is the Marans only come straight run, so of course, we got three males, no females. Second thing is that they have a genetic defect where they are born with crooked toes and their offsprings have crooked toes. NOT good enough to breed from, but good enough for the farm.

    Our Cuckoo Marans rooster is a total stud, though. STUD I TELL YOU!
     
  7. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

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    If you just want them for dark eggs, you could also go for Welsummers.
     
  8. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2008
    western mass
    Dangerous, I havent seen you in while! How are ya?
     
  9. Roosterboy

    Roosterboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Just remember a lot of the hatchery birds don't lay very dark eggs.

    That is what i meant. I didn't want a hatchery chick
     
  10. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got mine from a lady who got them from a hatchery. I have no clue which one. My hen lays very light eggs. And I got some this summer from a private breeder. Who has now become a dear friend. I just hatched out from her stock Blue and Splash marans!!!

    In the pic is splash, blues, and cuckoos!
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