Let's talk Golden Cuckoo Marans!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Barred Babies, May 17, 2011.

  1. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Me three . . . Nothing yet. [​IMG]
     
  2. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

     
  3. catface

    catface Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in NW Wa and I just ordered 7 eggs from PappasPoultry. Depending on how many hatch I may have extras if you're interested. I only want a breeding trio.
     
  4. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    They ought to be some good ones. He bought his stock from me [​IMG]
     
  5. catface

    catface Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fantastic! They looked nice on his site but I've never had any type of Maran before so I'm probably not a great judge of a nice Maran :)
    I ordered 7 eggs and he sent 9 and they all look great so I should hopefully have a good hatch.
     
  6. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck! Hope you have a great hatch! [​IMG]
     
  7. cynstaub

    cynstaub Out Of The Brooder

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    Getting bigger! Fast!
    Just shy of 3 weeks old.
    I have 3 cockerels, 2 of which will need to find new homes if there's any interest here.
    Ideally, if you're interested you're local. I would prefer not to ship.
    I'd also like to get one or two more pullets. I only got one in this hatch : (
    If you are hatching/hatched and have more pullets then you need let me know!

    Here are the sweets:
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  8. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looking good. [​IMG] Tail set is a bit high on some of the boys (called squirrel tail) so keep that in mind when picking which boy to keep. [​IMG]
     
  9. chikinlady

    chikinlady Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought a few GCM chicks this fall and am trying to learn as much about them as I can. This is one of my 7 week old pullets. I really like her but am wondering if she has too much gold on her body. Any comments or advice would be appreciated.
     
  10. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am not an expert, but I do like her type. I am seeing some white tipped feathers (that will pass on white feathers in the rooster offspring's tails and that is undesirable) and clean legs (the standard calls for feathered legs.) GCMs are a work in progress, so don't get discouraged. Find a rooster that has the traits your pullets lack and keep the best pullets from that breeding, then breed them back to their father. It takes a lot of hatching and culling to get where you want to be.
     

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