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post #11 of 9590
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Wynette
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Oh, goodie!  I'm glad to see this, and specifically that you called out discussion about melanisers.  I know my flock is "overly melanised" (is that the correct term for too dark, not enough copper?).  I see many who have black coppers that are too dark.  How do we bring the copper back?  How do melanisers actually work?  As in....do they "cover up" the coppering?


You got it... That keeps the color balance out of whack.


To correct a too much black... you would use too much color to balance the next generation.  Also.......The hens can has more Mahogany to them to help with the male offspring... I found that this works well.  Note that the hen in the middle has a mahogany colored hackle as opposed to a copper one... This will help with male offspring being more correct and not getting that washed out color in the hackle.

Pink... now stop teasing... Let's get this show on the road!!! Cough em up!!!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/16367_bench_112.jpg

Please excuse my roosters tenny's... This is an old picture from last spring when he was treated for Bumblefoot.  This is an example of the kind of chest coloring that is necessary to maintain a proper balance and breed good males.  Too much black results in loss of the copper in the hackles.


Edited by geebs - 1/26/11 at 11:30am
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post #12 of 9590

Here's one of my girls on the left- I cannot get good pics to save my life!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28521_100_0586.jpg

And here's my only black copper roo. See the blue copper one on the right- waaaay too much copper, eh? I have sooo many roosters. barnie
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/28521_100_0590.jpg

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The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less
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post #13 of 9590
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Looks good to me... The male is still gaining color... He hasn't recieved his eye color yet... Looks to me like a good prospect from what I can see... Love the length of back in your pullet.. Nice hackle color.

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You will be assimilated!   "live long and hatch more"
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post #14 of 9590

I want some BCM's to replace the hens I lost last year to coyotes. I have the yote problem under check now. Ant suggestions as to were to get them? Thinking sometime  in April.

17 acres in rural NJ 19 chickens..7 pigs...dog..bunnie...cat. Life is Good.
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17 acres in rural NJ 19 chickens..7 pigs...dog..bunnie...cat. Life is Good.
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post #15 of 9590

I just need to post to save this for reading later!

Hey ya'll. .  . I am all about the BLACK copper marans . .  So, I'll go back to lurking wink

post #16 of 9590
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yep... Wynette has some....   hide  (hope I don't get in trouble)... There is a place to go and ask specifically for eggs also... maybe someone really handy can throw up a sticky or something... Bargain also.  What are you looking for specifically... a particular line???  or just dark egg layers???    Another BYCer is Nivtup and Madelynbelle.   If you put up a post you may get all kinds of action and can make a choice based on specifics... I think even Illia sells eggs... I could be wrong..

  I feel like someone is watching....  hide  Math Ace.... is that you???? LOL..  lau


Edited by geebs - 1/26/11 at 7:51am
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You will be assimilated!   "live long and hatch more"
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post #17 of 9590
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Originally Posted by geebs 

Yep... Wynette has some....   hide  (hope I don't get in trouble)... There is a place to go and ask specifically for eggs also... maybe someone really handy can throw up a sticky or something... Bargain also.  What are you looking for specifically... a particular line???  or just dark egg layers???    Another BYCer is Nivtup and Madelynbelle.   If you put up a post you may get all kinds of action and can make a choice based on specifics... I think even Illia sells eggs... I could be wrong


I've got a list that's getting lengthy, so I doubt I could fill an order by April at this point anyway.

SPECIALIZING IN:  Jersey Giants.  Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.  

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Just for fun:  First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.

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SPECIALIZING IN:  Jersey Giants.  Black Copper Marans. Blue Marans. Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks.  

Click to view my website.

Just for fun:  First & second generation "olive eggers," and a few ducks - Welsh Harlequin, Black Swedish, Black Runner.

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post #18 of 9590

Yes, I sell eggs. smile



So, this is an SOP type discussion thread, yes? If so, I am SO in!

Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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Araucanas, Polish, Shamos, Olive Eggers, and a handful of Finn Sheep, Wensleydale Sheep, Gotland Sheep, Kinder Goats, a Yak, and various rare breed Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigs.

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post #19 of 9590
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Yep>>>> Welcome!!!!!

We are "BORG" ... You star trek fans   For chicken fans... Meet Hennymote my avatar... who lays remote's as a service to "The Bork" 

You will be assimilated!   "live long and hatch more"
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You will be assimilated!   "live long and hatch more"
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post #20 of 9590

Here's a cockeral I found locally, he's about 4 months old. Can you give me some feedback, I don't think the legs are feathered enough but the Roo they came from had plenty and his eyes are black, is that gonna change? I know the pics are bad but that's all I could do for now.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62656_img00064.jpg

http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/62656_img00061.jpg

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