International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RedBanks, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. Song girl 11

    Song girl 11 Chirping

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    Thank you!
     
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  2. Song girl 11

    Song girl 11 Chirping

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    Thanks, this gives me hope!
     
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  3. marchick

    marchick Crowing

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    Your welcome! I put 85% but ment to put 85 degrees. Sorry
     
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  4. kcrandall

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    @Song girl 11,

    Since its only been 2 days I would leave the eggs in the incubator. Place another thermometer inside that you trust and get your temp up to 99.5-100 degrees with humidity of 30-35% for the 1st 18 days then for lockdown crank the humidity up to 65% and drop your temp to 98.5-99.5 degrees for hatch. You should be OK.

    Good Luck,
    Keith
     
  5. Song girl 11

    Song girl 11 Chirping

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    Will do. Thank you!
     
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  6. Bantambird

    Bantambird Crowing

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    1560958473185153201687.jpg one of the best from this spring, however the silver seems to have a slight tint to it. Is this ok? No gold leakage from autosomal red! 15609585942251782420406.jpg 1560958804140-516818037.jpg 156095891265756211191.jpg bottom one is same as top, a few other cockerels for good measure. Reduced numbers of cockerel by 45 so there's about 15 left to sift through, for sure five culls I can see, rest I want to watch a bit yet
     
  7. NanaK

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    WOW! What handsome fellows!
     
  8. kcrandall

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    @Bantambird,

    I like the Cockerel in the first and last photos. He has really good type, tail and lightly feathered legs. I would breed him just for those traits alone. His comb is decent - well lifted off the back of his head but a little unbalanced (points are not all nice & even) but not a huge negative. His eyes are on the lighter side of reddish orange but again not a huge negative. I think I see what you mean by a slight tint on his right shoulder but it’s very faint. Overall his silver is very nice. I would prefer to see a little more lacing / color on his breast. Overall, well done!

    The Silver Blue (2nd photo) has a nice strong head, good comb, nice reddish orange eyes. I can’t tell anything about his type or tail because he’s laying down. The Silver (3rd photo) seems to be a little younger than the first Silver and Silver Blue. Correct? His eye color is gorgeous - nice deep reddish orange. I like his Silver too but he needs more of it - he’ll get there as he matures. Hard to tell because he’s hunched up but he looks to have a nice long back and short well angled tail. My only real issue with him is his legs are sparsely feathered - needs a little more but can be fixed if bred to a hen with nicely feathered legs/feet. His legs appear to be bordering on whitish...could just be the lighting in the photo. You have some nice birds!

    Take Care,
    Keith
     
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  9. Chooks man

    Chooks man Crowing

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    she is a beauty ,early feathering type love her correct hatch down. a bonus she is friendly

    chooks man
     
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  10. Chooks man

    Chooks man Crowing

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    Bravo my friend .your girls are doing you proud .

    chooks man
     
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