3 month old Marans

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by Chickenheadmate, Sep 8, 2018.

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  1. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

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    To all people who know the SOP for Marans, what do you have to say about mine. Got it from a lady who got him from Greenfire farm C line.

    Not planning on showing him, but will like to know what I have.

    If anyone has a picture of a SOP for a hen and rooster of the same Color Marans, please share! Thanks

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  2. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Songster

    BBD1A5B0-D622-4972-B0A1-1E315F3CE124.jpeg Don’t know the answer to your question but here is my Greenfire birds now at one year old he is a nice boy to.
     
  3. Chickenheadmate

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    Have you ate any?what age did the pullets begin to lay?
     
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  4. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Nice boy there
     
  5. Stepnout

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    Excuse my lack of knowledge. What is SOP, at work it means Standard operating Procedure. Also what do you mean by C line?
    Thanks
     
  6. mixedbreeds

    mixedbreeds Songster

    No I haven’t eaten any but was told they were really good but skin is tough. Some of mine started to lay at 20 weeks.
     
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  7. Chickenheadmate

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    Not sure how to explain it to be honest. I think I somewhat understand my self. Lol
    S.O.P: Standard of perfection
     
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    C line is because GFF has 3 lines of BCMs. Egg color line, bird body type line, and APA certified line.
    C is the last one. If I'm not mistaken.
     
  9. Chickenheadmate

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    There it is. Thanks! :thumbsup
     
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  10. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    Marans tend to have mostly white meat (a lot of breeds have dark meat thighs, Marans have white meat thighs), they have thick skin which makes for a very juicy baked bird. Not prone to globby fat deposits. Structure wise, those bred to a more efficient layer look may be more narrow/lean in their body type, those bred more true to standard will have a shorter body length and increased width.

    I've found them to be really nice dual purpose birds, productive layers with spare roosters meaty enough to invite to dinner at 5-6 months old.

    I had two boys to pick from, here is the one I kept. His comb could be better, a couple of extra red feathers on the black chest, what I liked was his width and body structure, good attitude too.

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    This is the one who came to dinner, taller/leaner and built more narrow. Flogged me twice. White feathers hidden in the wing and leg feathering. Extra bumps on the side of his comb. Did I mention he flogged me?

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    We've dramatically reduced the number of breeds we were working with, down to the Marans in 3 colors, Bresse, and two projects I'm working on. Coming into my 3rd generation of Marans, starting to get them where I want them!

    This is the Blue Birchen fella who graduated from the Bachelor pen for next year's breeder pen, 5 months old here.

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