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Re: Marans

Post by darkbrowneggs » 23 Jan 2011, 12:36

WHEATEN & BLUE MARANS

Hi all - as you know I keep the English Cuckoo Marans, but I am continually asked for Wheaten and all sorts of Blue Marans, so if anyone has, or is going to have spare birds or eggs if they would like to let me know I can make a note of their contact details and pass them on.

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Re: Marans

Post by kimera » 23 Jan 2011, 12:52

Here's a blue copper for you:

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Re: Marans

Post by darkbrowneggs » 23 Jan 2011, 13:15

Thanks for the lovely photo :grin: but what I was really posting for was to ask if there are contact details that I can pass on to others who come to me because my birds lay dark eggs, but they want the different feather colours.

I know a few people who keep French copper blacks and French whites and English cuckoos and bantam Marans, but I don't know many in the different areas of the country that keep Wheaten and Blues, so if there were people then if I had an enquiry I could pass it on to someone who could help :grin:

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Re: Marans

Post by Chris Kurzfeld » 24 Jan 2011, 05:40

I am in Carmarthenshire and have a breeding pen of a Copper Splash cock to 6 copper splash and blue girls - they are just beginning to lay well now.
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Re: Marans

Post by Wilt » 24 Jan 2011, 08:44

Here is a copper (Red/Brown) family group.

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Sue, if you would like to borrow my blackest hen to put your cock bird to, it will take a couple of season to rid the leg feather but the egg colour will stay.

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No Gerry Mandering has gone on with the colour of these eggs! ;)
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Re: Marans

Post by julieszoo » 24 Jan 2011, 22:24

Those look good enough to eat ;)

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Re: Marans

Post by darkbrowneggs » 24 Jan 2011, 22:42

Hi Wilt - Did you get my PM :)

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Re: Marans

Post by Wilt » 25 Jan 2011, 13:27

darkbrowneggs wrote:Hi Wilt - Did you get my PM :)

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Re: Marans

Post by petchickens » 25 Jan 2011, 16:01

wilt why aint my maran(cuckoo) got leg feathers ?

french bred =feathers
english bred=clean legged ?

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Re: Marans

Post by laffinfowl » 25 Jan 2011, 16:12

You,ve just answered your own question there PC :-'''

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Re: Marans

Post by darkbrowneggs » 25 Jan 2011, 16:17

Lord Greenway first imported Marans from France in 1929 then again in 1930. I think he decided to breed out the feathering on the legs simply by selecting the unfeathered ones, so presumably the feathering in the French is variable ie none, light feathered, heavily feathered.

I may have incorrect information, but I understand the French re-imported some of our stock after the devastation of the Second World War, so presumably they then had to breed the feathering to the legs back in again :) .

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Re: Marans

Post by petchickens » 25 Jan 2011, 16:56

laffinfowl wrote:You,ve just answered your own question there PC :-'''

:grin: :thumbright:

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Re: Marans

Post by Dice » 03 Feb 2011, 23:34

I have a young very docile Cuckoo Maran hen. Residing with her is young Rhode Island Red cockerel of the same age. Would this pairing throw out Star as in the young being sex linked? Has anyone done this? Tell me what you think.

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Re: Marans

Post by Wilt » 04 Feb 2011, 07:48

Yes all the cocks would be dark (1 copy) cuckoo and the pullets would all be black. There will possibly be an amount of the RIR showing through the black.
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Re: Marans

Post by Lindsay » 04 Feb 2011, 10:14

re Feathered legs - all the Marans I've seen in this area (Central France) have clean legs.

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