Originally Posted by ChicagoClucker
Good luck on the gene pool search and I sooooo want to see pics of the Blue Cuckoo Marans.
I bet they will be beautiful!!!
I think I had blue on the mind due to the Whiting's when I typed that as they should just be normal Cuckoo Marans as blue isn't really an official color... For me it's more about getting some darker brown tones into my egg basket...
Originally Posted by chickendreams24
I want to see pics of all of them!
and pics of your bluest mutt's eggs too please and of your white sport! Oh heck if it flaps and clucks or quacks of if it comes out of those things and has a hook inside it take pictures
I might get more pictures as summer comes along, they really only look 'good' when they are isolated for a bit, out in the general population the roosters ruffle the hens feathers daily and the guineas like removing the tail feathers of the roosters... Although thus far even though my rooster population is once again too high from last years hatching the new batch of roosters is no where near as rough on the hens as the previous roosters... Last year many of my hens needed wigs...
[/quote]I would love to see pics of your white sport though and your other legbars I have fallen so deeply in love with the pullet I got from Junibutt that I haven't even named her yet BC nothing is pretty enough for her. Lol I really really want to add more legbars both white sport(or carriers) and non carriers plus I want more blue eggs I love blue/green eggs but I get those from my EEs. I would love to find a really bright blue perhaps from an Ameracauna. Idk.[/quote]
I really want some more 'blue' colored eggs as well, and I hope to work towards that with the Whiting True Blues and whatever else I obtain down the line that lays blue, the slight mint green tones of the CL in the US annoys me, I really wish someone would import a line with a more blue eggs even if they are not ;'show quality' because truth be said a vast majority of the existing US stock isn't even all that great yet... I'm sure in time though the US breeders will be able to breed out some more true blue CL layers, but I do realize for most breeders egg color is not their primary goal or concern... This is where I tend to want to head with my White Sport CL, since I won't have to worry about feather colors, I can focus more on egg production, egg size and and egg color...
It's all years away since I'm just getting started with the project...