Chicken breeds

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Egg 17, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright well I think I am going with maybe the marans or the Cochins
     
  2. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both welsummers and several types of marans and love both. That said, however, my marans are my poorest layers. The welsumers have the advantage of laying eggs almost as dark as the black copper marans, and darker than the blue splash marans, and some of their eggs are speckled and they have the advantage that they and even their olive egger offspring can be sexed at hatch.
    I have the marans because I like them, but if I were going for higher egg totals I wouldn't.
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  3. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want a chicken that lays alot of eggs get
    Black Australorps
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow my BCM roo named Copper died 3 months ago[​IMG]he just keeled over no symptoms
    He was the kindest and sweetest rooster I ever had. He was big and had a big heart. I could just walk over to him and pick him up.
    He has many daughters (Non are pure mixes of maran) BUT only 1 son his name is Copper Jr.
    Copper Jr. is nothing like his father he is pure BCM but a brat and doesn't like people. He just runs
    I think it all depends on how you raise them.
    Your ameraucana is an araucana cause she is rumpless, they lay blue eggs!
     
  5. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at those but I want something that people commonly but as I was to sell fertile hatching eggs and I like the Cochins does anyone have any experience with those I like the partridge ones
     
  6. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry for your loss
     
  7. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thankyou here is the only recent picture I had of Copper
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  8. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He was a handsome boy have you had experience with them how often do they lay an egg or how many a year
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They lay about 5 eggs a week but you have to breed until you get a hen that lays real dark eggs.
    They are just beautiful to look at and the eggs are so pretty.
    I have cross bred a splash wheaten maran rooster with a black copper maran hen. I made 3 Wheaten maran hens and 6 Blue Wheaten marans 4 were roosters. Marans have a high percent of females.
    My favorite blue wheaten hen is Smoky She is like a lavender color with copper I can post a picture when I can.
    They all have feathered legs
     

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