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  1. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    BC ,BLC and SP from CTB, big and chunky . love they type . 10 BC so far many BL and few Splash . chooks man
  2. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    chicks plus chicks and more chicks , chicks every where running with they moms hard to take good photos, any wat lot splash chicks from khabib. BLC ,BC and Sp from Conan red from Day walker ,Red pyle from Enkido and many many F2 Marneck. BL Bl and SP chooks man
  3. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    no way they could hatch , for the embryos to develop that far it is sign your breeders flock are on they pick condition , no sign of any nutrient deficiency ,except the hen how is laying double yoks . she is over weight . she has a lot extra nutrient for sure . chooks man
  4. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    nice to know he is the only one . thanks for letting me know . chooks man
  5. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    @Punkybrewster this pullet is absolutely sublime . love the way she stand . solid on her feet . lovely body type and every thing else .love her light feathering feet ,well spaced . lovely tail as well . every thing about her is correct . keep your eyes on her . we want to produce chicks like...
  6. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    those are vulture hocks for sure . I can see feathers on the middle toe . shouldn t be there . any way it is a easy fix nothing to worry about it . to fix the vultures hocks in any line we have to cross it to clean legged strain . Clean legs gene is pti+ recessive . Vulture hocks or very...
  7. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    vulture hocks from a French marans book . chooks man
  8. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    yes vulture hocks are related to over feathering , it is a reason to keep some light feathering strain to balance the matting in the future . chooks man
  9. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I see more than one pullets in this group .any way ,love every thing about them so far ,body type long /chunky/wide . good head and poster .good feet ,early feathering type { you will breed sex linked BCM in the future from them { good plus } .plus they gorgeous eyes . there is some stunning...
  10. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    than you don t have to worry about that , thing happen some times . chooks man
  11. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    very important my friend ,so we can plan the specific breeding program . let assume if they come from a same breeder they are related in some how . we can work with that ,we keep a same genetic make up of the chooks by multiplying them together before we add to them ,if they are worth it ...
  12. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    I m pleased you understood my point . you phrased it well I like it { I m looking for perfection to breed from instead of working toward it } .that I was trying to say . now we are on a same page . let breed some marans ,hope your move to your new place will go well . will nice for you to have...
  13. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    there is a saying " if you focus looking at one tree ,you will not see the forest " or some thing like that . we can not breed hens in or out ,but we can breed they good traits in and breed they bad traits out . all you guys are so focused too much on the faults of your marans but you...
  14. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    my dark cuckoo Shamrock #2 is working his hens ,in a weeks time we start collecting the eggs to incubate , I m going to activate my incubator not enough broody hens , chooks man
  15. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    more chicks are hatching ,splash ,buff ,BC and BLC. very hard to take photos of them with they mama, chooks man
  16. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    you don t need more chooks ,what you need is to breed the one you have ,you have now enough genetic diversity ,don t keep adding . work with what you have ,you have very nice hens from 3 different lines plus cockerels from 2 different lines .what else are you looking for .I don t understand it ...
  17. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    double yolks come from over weight hens .does happen to all chooks breed . Marans are not heavy layer ,so we can t just give them layer feed ,it is too strong . I add 20% wheat or black sun flower recording to the season / Wheat is added in Spring and summer . black sun flower seed are added...
  18. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    are you sure is here full brother or just a hatch mate? chooks man
  19. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    nice to hear from you my friend and knowing you and family are good, chooks man
  20. Chooks man

    International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

    chooks that are not selectively line bred for those traits will not be predictable when bred . they will express all sort of mixed traits . for a pair of chooks to have all they eggs fertile many many years of selective breeding has to be done . select the compatible pair and work with . if a...
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