Black Copper Marans discussion thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by geebs, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Yeah, you say that now, just like I did a few months ago, and then WHAM. You're hooked like me...[​IMG] Just stand back, and observe, and have patience. It is going to take time to get this right, and we all are working on it.
    Don't be afraid to ask questions, it is all learning. Welcome to the challenging world of BCM!
     
  2. littlels

    littlels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Being new to this, I got raked over the coals too so I emailed a friend of mine who grew up in France. Here is what he said.

    "Closest pronunciation would sound like saying 'mar' and 'on'. Kind of like moron but with an 'ah' sound after the m. Also 's' is silent. There is a town in France by that name."

    As far as I can figure out, some of the problem may be because when pronounced the "s" is silent and therefore people are then assuming that when spelled there is no "s". I feel better now thought knowing that I got a pronunciation lesson from someone who lived there and speaks fluent French.
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    NNNNNNICE... thanks for the free french lesson!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. BarnGoddess01

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  5. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I was hoping that I could get a little input on my roo, Dr. Ruckus. I had posted picture a month or two back, but he's matured a bit since then.

    I'm hoping for input on his tail, back set, chest coloring (and general coloring) and comb. I'm hoping he'll be the foundation roo for my DP flock, but I'm a bit at a loss as to what I should be watching for. He's one of Keara's boys. He also appears to be going through a mini molt, the feathers on his neck are just growing back in.

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    Here's a picture from a month or so ago...
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    Thanks! This is my first year with chickens so I'm still a newbie...
     
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  6. BarnGoddess01

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    Quote:His leg feathering appears VERY sparse. Does he have any feathering at all on his right leg?
     
  7. Noymira

    Noymira Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:His leg feathering appears VERY sparse. Does he have any feathering at all on his right leg?

    He does, but it's about the same as his left leg. I had thought my some of my hens were a bit heavy on the feathering and he'd help balance that, but I'm not sure what amount of feathering is ideal and which side to err on (too much or too little).

    Most of my hens have feathering similar to this girl.
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  8. Debbi

    Debbi Overrun With Chickens

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    As long as her feathers don't extend to the middle toes, her feathering is ideal! To me, anyway!! [​IMG] His are way too sparse, and the lack of feathering will lessen the feathering on the offspring.
     
  9. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have to post some pictures of his brother, that I kept, tomorrow! The good Dr. is looking nice but very few feet feathers, maybe a tad long in the back too but he is young yet so give him time. As a reference the father roo had very heavily feathered feet. His mother was one of my two GFF girls one of which had sparse foot feathering.
     
  10. Keara

    Keara Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'll have to post some pictures of his brother, that I kept, tomorrow! The good Dr. is looking nice but very few feet feathers, maybe a tad long in the back too but he is young yet so give him time. As a reference the father roo had very heavily feathered feet. His mother was one of my two GFF girls one of which had sparse foot feathering.
     

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