International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Chooks man

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Mambadale looking great .
he will be tested this winter breeding with =
Dark Angel BLC dark blue hen without any copper and . my best dark eggs layer . she has a very long back and stunning tail . that will help to produce some solid Blue and black with these treats .
Winx BLC dark blue hen without any copper ,heavy .long ,wide ,very long back like her sister DA , larger egg but not as darker .
Blueshiva BLC light blue hen with minimum copper , big and heavy ,correct body type and stunning tail .lovely head and comb . eggs color 5/4 .
plus 2 recessive white hens , both big ,heavy ,long back and stunning small tail , wheaten based hens . not dark eggs layer .
trying to produce solid black with a long flat back and short full tails . all the 5 hens I selected for him they have the best back and tails .all correct and heavy .
let see .

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Chooks man

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Day Walker looking great .over 2 years old in his prime . wish his hackle was a little darker . any way he produced darker hackle progeny ,that what mater to me . what he produce not how he look ,
proven as dominant sire for these traits = body type , head and comb . tail size and shape , chest depth . legs strength and width between them .
10 of daughter out of 30 lay dark eggs for good period .
he is penned with his daughters and few extra wheaten hens .
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chickengr

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My cuckoo roosters have red colouring on their shanks. Its been there for months. Its not blood, so I didn't investigate further, but I am curious. I will try and get a photo for an opinion. They are wary of my camera.



you remind me of myself when I got my first roos. I was woried too. I have been told that red has to do with hormones.
 

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Would you guys keep this hen or cull?Beautiful full hackle color BUT to me it is to light. More blonde then copper.
She is the one in the middle. I had both hens in the picture so you can see the difference in color. The one in front nice copper color.
the one in back more blonde.
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Chooks man

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Would you guys keep this hen or cull?Beautiful full hackle color BUT to me it is to light. More blonde then copper.
She is the one in the middle. I had both hens in the picture so you can see the difference in color. The one in front nice copper color.
the one in back more blonde.
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she is not a keeper . all her sons will have a golden hues in they hackles
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