he is sublime . great type . all strength and vigor .
body wise I can not spot a fault all greatness .
he is not just over colored .he carry different gene ,will be an asset to recreate a Blue buff tail marans by crossing him to a wheaten hen with a lot flame on her hackle and uniform clay dody color .
you hatch him from your flock or shipped eggs?
I m very interested about him .
very fine specimen . forget about the body color .he has a truck load of quality . he is not a show bird for sure but he is a first class breeder.
PS = are you really a moonshiner , running around a forest to do your crafty business . ha ha ha ....................
Thank you for your insight.
He's a fourth generation home grown. We started with eggs from 2 sources and two cockerels from another. Every year i'd pick the best cockerel and a few pullets then sell the rest. I culled through quite a few chicks but never kept a very big flock.
Most of our hens had hardly any color so i quickly decided to try to keep the best cockerel with more color. His dad was a beautiful blue copper rooster with a bit more color then normal. Our hens werent improving but i was fond of the overcolored rooster.
I about gave up on them and only hatched about 8 or 10 chicks last year. I just let two go broody and hatched what they hatched. I then turned them all out with our layer flock. We lost his dad over the summer so i reviewed what had hatched and had 6 boys. That one really stood out to me because he had more color and just really stood out as a stocky typey bird.
Glad I kept him. I really like how he turned out. Thinking i'll pick out my best two hens and see what they produce next year.