3 month old Marans

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

  1. Chickenheadmate

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    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

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    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

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    Nice boy there
  5. Stepnout

    Stepnout Songster

    May 6, 2018
    New Brunswick, Canada
    Excuse my lack of knowledge. What is SOP, at work it means Standard operating Procedure. Also what do you mean by C line?
  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

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    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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  8. WhiteWyan

    WhiteWyan Songster

    May 17, 2017
    Ulster Park
    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

    Chickenheadmate Songster

    Mar 4, 2018
    Mansfield, TX
    There it is. Thanks! :thumbsup
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  10. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    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.


    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?


    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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