Black Copper Marans discussion thread - Page 1172
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This is another of the cockerals, borrowing the straw/copper color.
Edited by morbius18 - 11/30/15 at 2:51pm
sorry having a problem loading a photos for the moment.
in Australia is other way around, the black chicks are from a pure BCM stock.imported as fertile eggs from France ,1) is Darwin Line I managed to get hold of 4 Dozens eggs last year ,the darkest eggs in all the BCM lines in the country. 2) Sloane line .I managed to a Trio last year nice eggs color 6.
The penguin type one are made in this country 15 years ago ( Wheaten x Langshan ) all sort of problem with this lines.and they do have white feathers.
I finished reading this thread and others too. I can see you guys in the state having the opposite .penguin type good Adult , black type , Darker or all Black adult.
Have a look at the Australian Maran Club , there is a note on breeding ,they have a photos of all chicks hatch down of all the maran variety. you will see Extended Black E/E chicks are penguin type. and the Birchen( black copper or Silver Black ) are more Black.
there is some marans line are from the Extended Black E/E . So that why with a BCM both are accepted E/E and ER/ER .
The French prefer the Black type chicks. the rest is breeding and selecting especially a cockerels lines.
I ll send the photos soon I fix this problem I m having with my files . cheers.
No White feathers and nice balance between the copper and the Black. this are full growing and my breeders for this year.they are throwing nice balanced chicks.
The first 2 photos are Walker the father .the second 2 photos are his son Wallace Notice on his tail are white spots and his feet are more pinkish.I test mated him this spring with a black hens without any copper or a little but NO White feathers.I have more than 40 chicks from him befor he died last month.
the only stupid question is the one that is never asked!
I am not an expert, I hope someone who knows it will give you the answer.
I plan to breed bcm roo with different breeds. but I will hatch the eggs separately (marans eggs will be pure, blue/green eggs will be oe, NN's eggs will be dark layer NNs, etc).