French Black Copper Marans with very little copper

SkiboJeff

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she is great in all the area I can see ,but her eyes are not pure orange .they are not brown or marbled .
love her body type and her copper quality .gorgeous tail too .
chooks man
Should I breed her to one of her brothers next year after she's about a year and a half old? If there is a brother with the same solid body type, which traits should I look for in the rooster?
 
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I am shocked that my one is too dark. I’ve been told marans can range from maroon to much lighter colors. You just don’t want straw colored.
 

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Here is my other one. I considered him poor quality because he’s got leakage but kept him because his coloring was pretty
 

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Chooks man

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this cockerel has a best body color ,most complete .his hackle is a little golden at the base { not sure if the sun is causing it ?}
how many cockerels you have there?

chooks man
 

Chooks man

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Should I breed her to one of her brothers next year after she's about a year and a half old? If there is a brother with the same solid body type, which traits should I look for in the rooster?

I do not recommend breeding sibling at the start .except if they are stunning or I m breeding a fault out .
do you have any other option?
chooks man
 

SkiboJeff

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I do not recommend breeding sibling at the start .except if they are stunning or I m breeding a fault out .
do you have any other option?
chooks man
No. She's from a dozen mail order hatching eggs where there were seven pullets and four cockerels. A small breeder I buy from got them to experiment with a new breed project where he was formerly using Wheatens or Bielefelders, and Cream Legbars. He's trying to get feather color, green eggs, and auto-sexing. She was extra to his program. I have some of his crosses and he will let me breed them back.
 

Chooks man

Free Ranging
6 Years
Nov 12, 2015
6,883
16,719
686
Australia NSW
No. She's from a dozen mail order hatching eggs where there were seven pullets and four cockerels. A small breeder I buy from got them to experiment with a new breed project where he was formerly using Wheatens or Bielefelders, and Cream Legbars. He's trying to get feather color, green eggs, and auto-sexing. She was extra to his program. I have some of his crosses and he will let me breed them back.
what that all mean ?
do you have a unrelated BCM cockerel ?
chooks man
 

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