Let's talk Cuckoo and WHITE marans... breeding strategies...

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by geebs, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Quote:What are the red/chipmunk chicks? You aren't selling GC eggs on ebay are you?

    They will most likely turn out to be a wheaten color as there was still the one wheaten cockerel in the group. No I am not selling any eggs, actually sold the flock and these are the last eggs from them before they left. I am going to grow this group up a bit & a few more in the bator and then cull heavy. I will be only keeping a few pullets from the group to enter eggs into our local fair again next year. [​IMG]

    This is the parent stock (the girls are gold, just real light around the neck)
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  2. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you have any with their heads up? I have changed roos in that pen. I just did not like what the other roo was throwing, this set of eggs should give you much better color! He does seem a little "Bircheny". I really want some Birchens but not in my Goldens LOL!
     
  3. Goose and Fig

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    Quote:Do you have any with their heads up? I have changed roos in that pen. I just did not like what the other roo was throwing, this set of eggs should give you much better color! He does seem a little "Bircheny". I really want some Birchens but not in my Goldens LOL!

    Here's the best I can get. No matter how many pics I take, they still don't have tails [​IMG]

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  4. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He just looks all mixed up! I hope you get a really nice set of birds from this set of eggs! When you get ready to hatch again let me know, I still owe you a few eggs.
    All my pens look like the birds are having pillow fights I have never seen such hard molts but the girls that are most of the way done look stunning in their "new clothes" !
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Ha ha- well I have 3 or 4 of those confused little guys running around. Then the one in the pic that looks good (?) and another really light silver cuckoo one. I think I am going to sell a couple now and just hold onto these 2 and see how they grow out.
    Don't worry about more eggs- I'll be happy if I get a girl or two out of these, and then I have those ones coming from NC. [​IMG]
     
  6. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    Becky all the eggs started!
    I still haven't gotten the ones from NC. Told them to wait til after today so they wouldn't be stuck at the PO. Unfortunately my other egs got in on the late truck Saturday and I just got them [​IMG]
    If the eggs look as good as they did on the auction I will take some pics. You never know this time of year though.
     
  7. Raven1

    Raven1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so glad now [​IMG] for hatch wow that is so great since I didn't have that many for you [​IMG] You will like the color on these much better I know I do!
     
  8. Goose and Fig

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    I am so glad now [​IMG] for hatch wow that is so great since I didn't have that many for you [​IMG] You will like the color on these much better I know I do!

    I think I am just going to keep those 2 boys in the pic for now. There is a kid that has been wanting a GC feather-legged roo a little north of me, so maybe I can pawn off some of the extra boys [​IMG]
    So happy about the eggs! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  9. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    Not the best picture but this pullet is from my gc group. Is it just me or does she kinda look partridge?
    (pardon her tail, she was pecked a bit and it's growing back in)
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  10. HenThymes

    HenThymes pippin ain't easy

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    On another note, I finally have a double dose barred gold cuckoo in my latest hatch!! [​IMG] By the way it is starting to feather in on the wings I am assuming cockerel and it is French to boot!! [​IMG] Hatched from one of my nice dark eggs. [​IMG]
     

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