International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

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Little Clover (Drumstick x Daisy) is 7 weeks old today. Unlike her parents she is horrible to photograph as she is terrified of the camera. High tails is a problem with my 3, but so far to my untrained eye i think Clover is going to have a better tail set then both her parents.
I do like this pullet .great marans type .need to do more growing .

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I agree! Dark eyes I can deal with. I will take it a year at a time and not stress to bad about it.

Dark Angel is looking pretty good despite the molt. I am setting what few eggs I am getting from his pen. I had moved all the girls to one pen with a plan on giving them a break from the males. Then they picked back up laying a bit so I put Dark Angel in with all of them. I am setting what eggs I am getting as a last effort to raise a few more this year. Not single mated, but better than nothing.

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wow Dark Angel look like his sire Duke s but with a better uniform copper .
good luck with hatching some eggs from his pen .

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I simply mix the same amounts of dried oregano, basil, thyme and cayenne pepper and mix some with chick's mash. cheep and no cocci.
you really remind me of my mother and my grand mother .true Mediterranean chooks breeders ,oregano , basil ,hot pepper. boiled eggs ,any thing grow in the herb garden , bring it on .. great stuff .
before all these factory feed , that was the chooks diet in the Mediterranean area.

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Ok it is going to be rooster day this coming weekend, and I have to try and decide who stays for now, and who goes...Could I please get some feedback on these roosters and pullets. Chooks man- who should I pair with who?

This is Number 1. (no names yet) He is black, with copper ears. He is unrelated to all the rest (infact, he is in the next town over at a friends farm, but I can have him) LOL
I like this cockerel .great body type and stand .he has a lot good qualities but
his hackle is more golden than copper .

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Thank you for the input @kcrandall .
Truly appreciated.
When i see all the beautiful bcm on this thread, i cant help but wonder what i got myself into!
My stock is limited. Especally my cockerels. And my pullets wont be laying until late winter. It would be a shame to have good egg color but poor looking marans.
one thing at the time .better have some thing good look or dark eggs .
i had some marans lines before they had nothing going for them .

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This is my first BCM. He is growing up and I am interested in hearing feedback and trying to learn about the breed. I posted as a chick, but wanted to see him grow up a bit So I can continue to learn. He is 13.5 weeks. Not crowing yet, and has a nice temperament. View attachment 2347162 View attachment 2347163 View attachment 2347164
I like his body type .correct marans type .but not sure about his copper .look golden to me .let him do some more growing .he has a type for sure .

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And this is number 3. I know maybe he is too colourful?? ...But I have a pullet who is black and has very little copper on her neck, so I have been keeping this guy around to see if he would be good to pair with her?
I like this guy too .
lovely and correct body type .
gorgeous and uniform copper .Yes I know he has too much but it is workable .
lovely plus correct tail .angle and type .
love his stand
correct head /eyes and comb
plus I do no see any parasitic white .great plus .

his chest is overly marked .
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