Just my personal opinion
Let’s talk a little about Marans. First of all I would to say that it’s a little bitter sweet to see so many new enthusiasts entering the Marans Community. Why would I say that?
Marans are not common genetically as most of your USA standards birds. They are made up of some genetics that can be really crazy at times. You can breed a Leghorn or a Rhode Island Red and get exactly what you bred. But with a Marans it’s just a little more complicated. Even though you are working with the same genes that all chickens have, what you get when breeding Marans is more of a crap shoot.
Please understand that if you are a novice…….don’t expect perfect birds from perfect birds. It’s just not going to happen as you expect. Yes you MAY get some perfect birds but most likely you are going to get something you as a breeder are going to have to work with in your breeding program. Please don’t think that just because a breeder has good birds, he/she birds will throw good birds. It’s just not a fair assumption.
Because of this assumption, many seasoned breeders have stop producing to the public. That’s the Marans community’s loss.
Please don’t believe all the hype of the new so called new colors of Marans.
It just can’t be done outside the Marans genetic make up.
I always believe it’s best to down play my birds. I don’t want anyone to think that LP’s are the best. I will never promise you show stock or darkest egg color. I sell them as pure French! That’s all: Nothing more…nothing less. They are far from perfect and far from producing perfection. I won’t speak for other breeders and what they promise, I am speaking of my LP line.
I also will not endorse any breeder as having pure LP’s line birds after they have left my farm. I have no idea what breeders do with them or what they breed them to.
I have been called a shoot-from-your-hip type of gal and I don’t sugar coat or make my birds out to be something they aren’t. I won’t make promises with these birds I can’t keep. I will point out flaws so please check out my page about LP Line Flaws by clicking link.
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