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  1. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    nice hearing from you. it's been a whileim still working Wheaton's but down to 7 hens il do ahatck in the spring, I have ave a darker hen I'd like to try test hatch
  2. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    Been a wile since I checked in...houdy all
  3. berkeleysprings

    Anyone in WV???

    I'm in Berkeley springs with 4 or 5 wheaten marans roosters for free
  4. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    You will get a mix of colors and sex not in any order
  5. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I agreed don cottontails the hardest thing your breEd I've been working many years with a closed flock and its just not happening if someone shows me a picture now the next molt they will have it
  6. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I'm back . nice to see people interested in wheaten. Been getting a great hatch rate lately 12 out of 14 . added two in main flock
  7. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I've been reading the same group of 10 or 15 birdsin a closed flockfor close to eight years
  8. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I have not had a trouble with limited blood lines
  9. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I don't mess around with mixing colorsbut blue should give you 25 25 50
  10. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    quiet here,,,,,,hum weres everyone?
  11. berkeleysprings

    Black Copper Marans discussion thread

    thought I'd drop in and visit here .Wheaton marans page is dead lol and no one works Wheaton lol
  12. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    there is a design out there for a nest box traps for Hens. when they enter the nest box the door shots... Shuts
  13. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I'm getting older I'm getting shorter I'm just glad I'm still getting it hope all is well with you too.Don
  14. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    my Hens usually come out looking pretty good but my roosters after second adult Molt tend to get some white in the wings and you can see it if you extend the wing outand a little bit of tail fluff we're all looking for the perfectbird or SOP. I have not hatched any chicks yet this year but I...
  15. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    there doing fine thank you for asking. I haven't dune any hatching at all this year. I might in the fall. I jave to many roos and tired of butchering them . how is yourflock ?
  16. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    I've never seen a two week old that dark.but I'm viewing with cell phone
  17. berkeleysprings

    Wheaten and Blue wheaten Marans Discussion Thread

    if the leg feathering is that darkI'd say it's a roo
  18. berkeleysprings

    Black Copper Marans discussion thread

    Feathered legs Pti-1, Pti-2 Dominant. Two different feathered leg genes. Research has shown that these genes are most likely not allelic (they belong to different loci of the chromosome). When both are present, heavy feathering as in Cochin, Sultan, Belgian d’Uccle. If only one is present, the...
  19. berkeleysprings

    Black Copper Marans discussion thread

    I was told it could take over 20 Chicks to learn if hen or too carry one copy of clean leg gene or sometimes more.
  20. berkeleysprings

    Black Copper Marans discussion thread

    you may have a rooster with heavily feathered legsbut that does not mean he's not carrying one copy of the clean leg jeanand if you breed him to a hand that has two copies of the feathered leg jean and she has feathered legsyou can still get the occasional check that comes out clean leg sorry...
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