International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Punkybrewster

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Chooks man has said in the past that a smaller rooster can be used if he has other great qualities but make sure to breed to a large hen.

He has stated that the hens size is most important when breeding. Especally if you have to use a smaller rooster.

Most genetics for size come from the hen if i remember correctly.
 

Chooks man

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Chooks man has said in the past that a smaller rooster can be used if he has other great qualities but make sure to breed to a large hen.

He has stated that the hens size is most important when breeding. Especally if you have to use a smaller rooster.

Most genetics for size come from the hen if i remember correctly.
that is correct .
chooks man
 

kcrandall

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sorry guys I m not posting much .have too much work trying to finish building the second farm before the summer .

all the cull chooks left the farm this passing Friday . only kept the future breeders .
101 hens/pullets
50 cockerels/roosters .


chooks man
All is good my friend! We figured you were hard at work on the farm. Hope all is going well for you.

Take Care,
Keith
 

Chooks man

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my older keeper hens and old pullets .all grouped into one large group of 80 strong . all inside for few weeks to get them used to they new house .and roosting places .
they did put some weight on since they been locked in .
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those photos are taking before I made my final selection . 53 pullets and hens are going .only 78 pullets /hens left in this group .

here the list of the varieties I kept =
BLC =22 all pullets
SPL = 12 all pullets
BC= 8 pullets 5 + 3 hens
Solid Black = 7 , pullets 4 ,hens 3
Red Pyle = 3 , unicorn and here 2 daughters
Black and Blue tail buff = 10 . pullets 8 ,hens 2
Wheaten = 1 hens { do have 5 trios in Western Australia state . waiting for the borders to open ,so I can flight them }
Silver cuckoo = 6 pullets
Red Salmon - 1 hen
Recessive white = 4 hens
Dominant white = 1 hen
BC X BTB = 6 pullets

no marans
CLB 6 hens
Marans X CLB = 14 pullets

plus 55 cockerels /roosters .haven t made my final selection . 15 of them need to go . only need 40 .

sorry for not posting/ commenting lately .trying to finish my work .
chooks man
 

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