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I know where you’re coming from been there myself. The trick is to see what your BCM Line can become with what you have to work with in the present - the good and the bad. You have some nice looking pullets with good type and color so that’s a good start.Thank you for the input @kcrandall .
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.
agree with you slow feathering type should be and has to be bred out of marans population .My 2 cockerels from line #2 are very slow feathering. Nice color slowly coming in but little nubs for tails. It is going to take forever to see what type of tails they will have and this is driving me crazy.
I am surly going to breed for early feathering type. This is ridiculous.
his comb is a mess plus he is a square type or just the way you took the photo .
I m pleased you separated the pullets from the boys .best thing any chooks breeder can do .I know a lot peoples do not do it ,easy for them to keep every thing in one pen .but they don t realize it is very bad for the pullets growth .I separated my line #1 birds.
What a difference in temperment and behavior when you take the pullets out of the pen. Ive never separated before.
The 2 cockerels from line #2 are still with the pullets until they get a little older.
Do i put them with the 3 older cockerels when the time comes? Will they fight too much? Ive never had a cockerel pen or bachelor pen before.