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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Nicaragua, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Welcome! Gournay, golden splash marans? I don’t think I’ve heard of those! Are they common where you are? I just want one of everything... :lol:
     
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  2. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

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    Welcome :welcome Nice to have you here! Thanks for sharing pictures! Nice flock and awesome dog
     
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  3. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

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    Thanks everyone! Yes the pup is a big asset with the hens and is very protective of them, she chases away intruders from crows to neighborhood dogs. I don't know if it's verified but I always try to make her do her business around the coop to keep the foxes away.:lau

    @Mixed flock enthusiast ditto on wanting one of everything! The Gournay is probably one of the oldest french breeds, always black mottled, good dual purpose bird, very energetic and quite elegant. They are kind of rare even here because the french aren't too keen on the pure white colour of the shells on eggs, silly them.
    I don't have any nice pics of her but here's a rubbish one so that you can get a rough idea, she's 6 months old and should start laying any day now...unless she's a he. :barnie

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    And the marans is a golden salmon colour, I think it's what's called the "wild type". I was thrilled that the chick hatched that colour, first of all because it's quite rare, and second because their eggs are supposed to be the darkest amongst the marans, so I really hope little Nuggets is a pullet!

    And here's a pic of the hen house, as I said it needs a good bit of work done on it, we already re-did the fencing and will be renovating it step by step (the next theone being roof)

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  4. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Thanks of the pic of your lovely Gournay! I hope it’s a girl too! If it’s six months old and not crowing and mounting hens, that seems encouraging! Your marans sounds fascinating - I’d love to see pics of it and any eggs that it ends up laying! I hope that your chicken keeping continues to be so idyllic and that your Cane Corso continues to keep your flock safe - I know that I wouldn’t want to tangle with one!
     
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  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Congratulations on your new home and flock, and welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

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    @Mixed flock enthusiast the Corso is actually a real softie with people and anything else when she isn't on chicken guard duty, but shhhh, don't tell anyone :p
    The Gournays are tough because they tend to have very developed attributes, male and female alike, but so far no crow nor egg, it's wait and see I guess.
    I created a thread for the marans over here where I'll be posting pics of him/her if you want to follow https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/golden-salmon-marans-born-june-the-11th.1317110/

    @sourland thank you!
     
  7. Mixed flock enthusiast

    Mixed flock enthusiast Crowing

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    Oh, cute little guy or gal!!! A marans chick with chipmunk stripes, huh? I’ll have to google for a pic of the adult!
     
  8. Nicaragua

    Nicaragua Chirping

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    I am hoping lil' Nuggets will end up looking like this
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    And not like this
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  9. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Welcome! :frow
     
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    Nicaragua Chirping

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