International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Chooks man

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Thank you! I just have to look through the birds and find a clear eyed pullet off Dark Angel. So far there are none. Would a clear eyed pullet from his brother be okay as long as her copper and type is good?
here what I m trying to say .
Dukes is the foundation sire = replaced by 2 sons ,half brothers
Dark Angel line and Dark Halo line = you bred them this year . you have both they progeny .
So now we have to maintain both sire lines =
Dark Halo has to go because he is aggressive plus his son Broken wing look to be a good replacement .
Broken wing will paired with pullets with Dark eyes regardless where they come from ,

Dark Angel we don t have his son to work with .plus he is good rooster . we need to mate him to good colored eyes pullets regardless where they come from .

keeping both sire line going will help you fix the fault very quick , you don t have to back cross .
cousin breeding is more efficient
if Dark Angel give you a replacement son ,that will be good .

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Chooks man

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Thats what I thought. Thanks! I am parting ways with the blue coppers for good. I want to be able to focus more on my black coppers. :)
Blue copper are bad idea .I don t know who started it in a first place .
Blue should be kept solid blue no pattern is needed .
I m going to do a same thing .breeding the BLC out , keeping only BC and Splash copper

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kfelton0002

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Blue copper are bad idea .I don t know who started it in a first place .
Blue should be kept solid blue no pattern is needed .
I m going to do a same thing .breeding the BLC out , keeping only BC and Splash copper

chooks man
Glad we have the same thoughts on that. I have struggled with blue coppers every year and just can't get them right. The battle is not one worth fighting for me anymore. It will open more pen space for single mating my black coppers. I will be rehoming my blue copper hens to a friends house. :)
 

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building a super large hen house ,third of the big shed ,south side ,cooler side . this hens house is for all the pullets and some old no breeders hens .that will make a job to look after them easier ,all one group . cooler for them in the summer .plus I can keep inside in a bad weather .if I have too .

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marchick

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Glad we have the same thoughts on that. I have struggled with blue coppers every year and just can't get them right. The battle is not one worth fighting for me anymore. It will open more pen space for single mating my black coppers. I will be rehoming my blue copper hens to a friends house. :)
Should I do the same? I really like the Blue Coppers. I have some with really nice Copper for BLCM. I really like the BC also. I think I have some nice in both. Kayla, I love the pullet with dark eyes. You have some beautiful birds for sure.
 

marchick

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I guess I held Black Jack too much. He is still my favorite. He is still in the pen with the the pullets. I haven't been able to get pens setup. Just way too buisy. The house repairs will start in a day or two. We took 2 large trees down 6 more to go. I actually took a couple minutes to get a few pictures and spend a few minutes with my birds this morning. Black Jack is red band and Ace is yellow. Sorry I have been so buisy. I have read all the posts but haven't had time to respond.

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kcrandall

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I guess I held Black Jack too much. He is still my favorite. He is still in the pen with the the pullets. I haven't been able to get pens setup. Just way too buisy. The house repairs will start in a day or two. We took 2 large trees down 6 more to go. I actually took a couple minutes to get a few pictures and spend a few minutes with my birds this morning. Black Jack is red band and Ace is yellow. Sorry I have been so buisy. I have read all the posts but haven't had time to respond.

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Gorgeous birds Margaret!
 

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