International Black Copper Marans Thread - Breeding to the SOP

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RedBanks, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. RedBanks

    RedBanks Overrun With Chickens

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    I had a double post so I have replaced it with some pics of my birds when they were young. I had forgotten what they looked like.


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  2. RedBanks

    RedBanks Overrun With Chickens

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    I just posted my comments but they didn't show up. I like Sheldon, he is chunky and has a pretty head. His back is long, his tail is at the right angle, he has nice color on his legs and good leg feathering. His ear tuft looks dark. A handsome boy.
     
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  3. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks RedBanks. I'm hoping he continues to develop nicely. I have three or four hen. Two of the hen however do not have feathered legs. I will keep them for eggs only. I hoping to get some good hens next spring for him. I will get picture of Leonard by next week end.
     
  4. RedBanks

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    If your rooster has good feathering you could still use them.
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are not over feathered, but they do have feathered leg all the way down the shank. Sheldon has the most feathers of the two roosters.
     
  6. RedBanks

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    If the hens are nice that is an easy thing to fix according to CM.
     
  7. Choco Maran

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    Hens are looking nice they are getting some cooper on the neck. I will have to get pictures this weekend.
     
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    Yes..... I would like you to guide me. Thank you so much.
     
  10. RedBanks

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    Chooks Man, I do understand both of these options you have given me. When we get a little closer (the pullets have matured) I will post pics of each one and we will decide which are best to follow one of these plans. I like this idea very much and I have plenty of time to prepare for it. In the meantime I am going to start locking up some of the older hens to find out which are laying and which are not. I have a lot of hens and very few eggs right now. I am going to cull some older hens. I already have enough pens to do either plan.
     

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