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  1. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Julio is just a little smaller and looks like Antonio. He is not slight of build like the hens.
  2. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Not all of Antonio sired hens have those problems so I can't negate the mother hen's contribution or that the combination Antonio/hen just was not good. Some of Antonio's hens were very nice. Monique commented on one and said she was very nice. I needed an opinion on roosters and you were...
  3. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Yes... I will take pics of them tomorrow
  4. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    A man here in Florida. I will let you know more when I know more. I am anxious to see them.
  5. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Okay I will take some tomorrow. I don't like the hens with no mass (smaller). The hens with no size to them are also laying lighter eggs with thin shells. I am thankful that I can talk to you again!
  6. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I understand that, I am worried about culling my flock and not finding anything better.
  7. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Much easier speaking Australian than trying to converse on the French Marans Website. LOL
  8. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I don't really know what lines or anything about them. A friend told me about them. I called the man and he said I could come anytime. I want to get some chicks to eventually take back to Julio (Antionio's son). If they are very nice I may do what you did and start all over. I will take...
  9. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Ta mate, she'll be right. No worries. Translation - Thanks friend, everything will be all right. Nothing to worry about. The eggs look fantastic, I am excited to see the BCM. Thanks Marchick
  10. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I am going to look at some new chooks (I never get to use that word... fun to be Aussie for a day) tomorrow.
  11. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Yes.... there are some smaller hens. I guess the questions I have can only be answered by me. I am struggling with parting with some of my hens because I can never get these lines again and what if I lose the few I decide to keep. Will inbreeding cause the line to deteriorate? In size, vigor...
  12. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I am sorry you have lost your BC hens. Do you still have the Americaunas?
  13. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    While I was sitting here typing on the thread the fox came again. My dog has learned the difference between panicked chicken sounds and the egg songs. He was running around the house, he wanted out. He chased another fox away. Good to hear from you Chooks man. I am so glad you are still...
  14. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Thanks Tom, it feels like coming home to be posting on the thread again. Thank you for the warm welcome.
  15. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Thanks Marchick. I lose a hen from time to time but I was heartsick over Antonio. All are locked up for the time being. We are overrun with foxes. The coyote population must be down, they usually keep them in check. Both Gray and Red foxes.
  16. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Hello everyone, I am so glad to see the thread is still going strong. I have missed you all. I lost Antonio this week to a fox. I managed to run the fox off but Antonio could not recover from his injuries. He was such a great rooster. Big, kind, gentle. I will miss him.
  17. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    Hello to all, Chooks Man it is so nice to see you back and chickengr do you have your new place?
  18. RedBanks

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    @Chooks man..... so glad you are back and armed with even more knowledge! I missed you my friend!
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