Bev's Marans
 

Wheaten

Genetic code =   eWh/eWh   S+/S+   Id/Id   w+/w+   Pti1-L/Pti1-L

I bred alongside a gentleman from Tennessee for many years with this line. The first wheaten female came from his cuckoo line. We didn't know much about genetics at the time and bred this line so many different ways in the hope of getting rid of the barring.

After many years of trying to produce wheaten Marans, I was sent some eggs and I began breeding again. I had a lot of problems with these birds. It was hard to keep them alive until they started laying and they also had a host of other problems. One by one, the faults were corrected. This line also produced some black-tailed buff chicks as well as wheatens.

Wheaten hen with chicks
(click to enlarge)

Wheaten hen with chicks
(click to enlarge)

Wheaten chick
(click to enlarge)

Wheaten pullet
(click to enlarge)