International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Chooks man

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Here where I live I like for the young Fowl to at least live through one Winter before being used for a breeder.
pullets has to pass they first year or like you said first winter to be bred from . I did post a article about some diseases related to breeding from young pullets .
most of backyard chooks world wide are bred from pullets .a reason all the breed we see are becoming smaller and lighter in weight .place a lot broodiness too .
good breeders will only breed from they older hens and proven breeders .

still waiting to see photos of your old BCM hens one day when they finish molting .
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That sounds like a lot of work. That will be a lot of room for your birds. Very nice! I am so glad you are back my friend. You where well missed by everyone. It already got down to 17 degrees Fahrenheit here. Highs supposed to only be like 38 degrees Fahrenheit today. Surprisingly I have 2 pullets laying and one older hen. I have someone taking 4 or 5 older BLC cockerels. I think he is coming today.
having a day off today .we are having very heavy rains ,no good to be driving in country side .
work never end with e .always finding some thing to do with my time .lot thing got done so far .

happy your pullets start laying .and happy for a person who is picking up the BLC cockerels .
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kcrandall

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Can I ask if its pronounced mah- RANS, or MARE-ans ?? I have always said the former, but the locals here say the latter....
I believe the correct French pronunciation is Mah-RAHN. The “s” is silent but always included in the spelling. Chooksman speaks French so he will kindly correct me if I’m wrong.

In the U.S., I believe it is pronounced differently depending on which part of the country folks are from. I pronounce it MARE-ans but then again I’m from Texas so we say things a little different. More specifically, I grew up in Deep East Texas near the Louisiana border so we use a mish mash of Southern and Cajun which makes things really interesting sometimes.
 

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I believe the correct French pronunciation is Mah-RAHN. The “s” is silent but always included in the spelling. Chooksman speaks French so he will kindly correct me if I’m wrong.

In the U.S., I believe it is pronounced differently depending on which part of the country folks are from. I pronounce it MARE-ans but then again I’m from Texas so we say things a little different. More specifically, I grew up in Deep East Texas near the Louisiana border so we use a mish mash of Southern and Cajun which makes things really interesting sometimes.
love to hear who the mixture of Texas and Louisiana accent will pronounce it .for sure will have nothing to do with how the French say it .
hope we can breed them better than we can pronounce they name .

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marchick

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love to hear who the mixture of Texas and Louisiana accent will pronounce it .for sure will have nothing to do with how the French say it .
hope we can breed them better than we can pronounce they name .

chooks man
I hope I can breed them better than I can pronounce the name. I went online and looked it up when I first got into Marans. I am sure I still say it wrong.
 

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