sku: SP23-BCM-PCCH

(Out of Stock) Purple Copper Chicks! Black Copper Marans Heavy Bloom Line (STRAIGHT RUN)

$42.00

Crosshatch Farm is happy to share our purebred Black Copper Marans chicks, a line born of experimental breeding pairs chosen to lay a heavy bloom over a dark, red-brown pigmented egg— resulting in eggs that look purple, lavender, and shades of mauve. We strive to conform to the SOP in all our breeding choices in type and feathering, though please note that bloom is not considered standard for marans eggs!

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NOTE: We’ve greatly increased our hatching capacity in 2023 for Purple Coppers and might be able to offfer further purple line bcm sales for 2023, maybe around mid June. Until then, thank you for your interest and please also consider our other heavy bloom projects— Rainbow eggers (which include a mauve egger you’ll probably love, chicks) or our very nice later gen olive eggers (chicks) (both of which can be shipped this Spring without substantial waitlists).

These pure bred Black Copper Marans chicks are born of experimental breeding pairs chosen to bring a heavy bloom over a dark, red-brown pigmented egg— resulting in eggs that look purple, lavender, and shades of mauve. We strive to conform to the SOP in all our breeding choices in type and feathering, though please note that bloom is not considered standard for marans eggs! We cannot guarantee that our Black Copper Marans will lay bloomed eggs from this line, but the more bloom-laying hens that we pair with males hatched from bloomed purple eggs, the more bloom-layers we get in the next generation! We consistently select for purple pigmentation and

Please read the following details before placing an order:

Spring Preorder Details: Your purchase secures your place in our (substantial) waitlist. You will receive an email in late March with a ballpark shipping window, then further communications as we get closer to your date. Most orders will ship before the thick of summer, but Crosshatch Farm reserves the right to manage all shipments in the best interest of the birds. Some shipments may be held to Fall or even next Spring. Please do not purchase chicks if you are not comfortable being on a substantial waitlist.

Hatching: We are running three GFQ cabinet incubators and one hatching unit in 2023, a giant upgrade in daily/weekly/monthly hatching capacity from last year.

Live Chick Shipping: Day old chicks are shipped with 72 or 96 hour heat packs (when necessary) and grogel in a live chick box via priority mail express (usually overnight, but some destinations take two days). We had 100% live arrivals in 2022!

Before ordering, please be sure to read our policies page. Upon completing your order, you will receive a Paypal notification of your purchase immediately and an email from me ballparking your shipping date in late March. I confirm all chick shipments the day before shipment, and send tracking info on the day of, to be sure you’re ready to receive your new additions. If needed, you can delay, but please keep an open brooder in mind to not lose your place in the line! Disruptions can cause a domino effect in the waitlist, so we appreciate your patience and committment.

 

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