Originally Posted by winterhorses
Finally got some half decent pics of my young cockerels. I'd love any feedback about whether I should hang onto one or both. Newbie question: All three have the little clear shafts around their heads that I haven't seen in any of my others. Are those considered pin feathers or is that shaftiness? (What does shaftiness look like?)
This guy is obviously overcolored; is he a definite cull?
He's the Shy Guy of the bunch. There's a tuft of gray fuzzy feathers at the base of his tail. Is that BAD or just a leftover chick thing?
And here's a group shot of a few of my youngest. Floppy comb cockerel is a cull.
Thanks so much! This forum has been invaluable for teaching me about Marans!
you make me lough . you are just using term without knowing what they mean .haha..........
your cockerel 1 is not overcolored it is actually well colored ,he still young .
he has a best comb and body color than cockerel 2 .
he is missing the feather on his shank bugger .
cockerel 2 is on the dark side ,his comb is not the best but he is chunky and have feathered shank
both of your cockerels have a great body type and nice long back .
both have they strength and weaknesses .
I ll work with them both make at least 25 chicks of each and select from they progeny
love the Birchen pullets ,nice pure silver hackle and great body type
you have nice marans type chooks . they are young but have a lot quality I can see .
let them do more growing and do no kill this 2 cockerels .