Let's talk Golden Cuckoo Marans!

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

  1. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    I keep seeing people post and get excited be ause I think its someone posting a photo of a newly laid egg from a POL !!! Lol Im still waiting;(
     
  2. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    She is real pretty! I really like how nice and wide her head is! Looks like she is going to have good coloring too. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My one pullet is letting the rooster breed her, but no eggs yet!! [​IMG]
     
  4. estamets

    estamets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Thank you! I love her. She has really sweet eyes (is that weird to say about a chicken?) I can't wait to watch how she feathers out.

    UrbanFarmOC has a pullet from the same breeder, and her coloration is more subtle (more soft brown, tan, whereas mine is high-contrast yellow, white and black), so it will be fascinating to watch them each get their adult plumage!
     
  5. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    I know just what you mean about the sweet eyes! [​IMG] The GCMs are a work in progress, so their color still varies. It will be fun to see how they turn out. I have found that their color early on is a good indicator of what color they will be as an adult. One of my two pullets is much lighter, with a lot of gold than the one I posted a picture of. I don't care for her color as much, but she is big and has a nice chunky body that I like, so hopefully she will produce some darker offspring when bred to my rooster.
     
  6. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    X2!
    Especially when there is a cluster of posts, I always think, "the pullet egg photos are here!"

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  7. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    Case in point today!! 5 new posts and no egg photos!!! I did get a brown egg yesterday that Ive never seen but it better NOT be from my GCM hens!! Its was almost dark pink but not even close to chocolate.
     
  8. sonew123

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    Well here they are...Not thrilled with the lack of deep brown;( 2/3 of my girls laid for the first time yesterday!! Yes I already blew them out and made ornaments with them :p They are the front 2 surrounding a CCL egg
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  9. sonew123

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    The one with a ribbon is from my splash marans for color reference...they are just OK...i was hoping for bigger , darker, and oraying for speckled! Those eggs were drying over night and I need to add ribbons and end caps and were done. Waiting to be sold at next weekends craft show!! I dont think the eggs are out of the chickens for 1 hour before they are cleaned and blown out!! Lol...I save all the actaul egg filling and make quiches...not an ounce of my eggs go to waste.
     
  10. buckabucka

    buckabucka Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for the photo and congratulations! I can't believe you've already decorated them!
    The one on the left is nice, and the splash egg is gorgeous! I know Marans eggs usually get lighter over time, but isn't very first egg not always typical of what is to come? Maybe they will darken up some?
    I had a couple Welsummers that lay beautiful speckled eggs like that, but I gave them away last year. They were getting older and I needed to make more room, but I really miss those eggs!
     

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