Marans Thread - breed discussion & pictures are welcome!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Wynette, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. pinkchick

    pinkchick "Ain't nuttin' like having da' blues"

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    Quote:I am so sorry about your hen. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] How sad!
     
  2. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    PINK - - I will get back with you . .. ..
    Flgarden girl - - we are still thinking about that. YELLOW FLYS are the biggest problem. We are going to wait and see if we need to.

    DON and others.....
    I was watching my F1 ( first generation of offspring yesterday) and was noticing that my two hens are throwing two different back lines.
    I may NEVER show a bird, but the sop is the what I am trying to breed my birds toward...... That being said, I was wondering if the standard specifies or implies that our ladies should have a certain back line.

    Here is what I am seeing. This is an 18 - 20 week old pullet. Notice the little triangular teepee on her back.

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    Here is an OLDER HEN .. . NOTICE absolutely NO triangular teepee on the back.....
    Does it matter if they have or do not have it ?

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    I sure wish I hand Pink's little pink highliter! [​IMG]
     
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  3. math ace

    math ace Overrun With Chickens

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    here is another 18 - 20 week old pullet with the little teepee action going on.

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  4. snowbird

    snowbird Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Hi Lisa, does the backbone have a rise to it or is it just feathers, Run your open hand from the front of back to the rear and see if there is a structural rise in the back.
     
  5. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I don't think it matters if they have it or not. Just a variation of color...looks like poofy feathers.

    We have yellow flies here too lately yuck, I think those the ones that are considered Deer flies. I was looking at the UF extension site yesterday reading about all the diff kinds of biting insects and @ 75 diff kinds of mosquitos we have here in FL. I did my last CEUs on some mosquito borne illnesses. Yuck.
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/topic_mosquito_control
     
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  6. Cadeau

    Cadeau Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy - this board is full of strong people!!

    ((((hugs)))) to you all

    I have my own story of woe (poor health), but it doesn't even compare to the trials you all have lived through!

    Mel - hang in there, no matter what the doctors have to say - the sun will come out again!
    I have about every "ologist" working on me and I'm still getting out there each day and enjoying my farm!


    To those with children with Autism - (((hugs))) to you, too!
    I work with children with all types of special needs in the school system and LOVE my job!
    BUT I give you parents EVERY BIT of credit b/c they come home to you each night and it is NOT an easy job!
     
  7. Cadeau

    Cadeau Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2011
    Thanks Math - that explains it perfectly!!
     
  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Cadeau.... thanks...

    Pink... hugs... so sorry.. I know how much you loved that one!!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    math... At the front of the BC thread is an outline..you can actually copy it onto a transparency and use it on your pictures.. It show the outline of the bird... It is for all marans colors... I have added it here for you.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl...a=X&ei=gkZATdn3KomesQP1ke3gCA&ved=0CBYQ9QEwAA Here is the link.. thanks to Brenda for doing this so we could see... If you have a sharpie and a plastic you can make one and fit your own birds... the topline is very important.

    http://www.marans.eu/silhangl.htm Here is the page that shows both the hen and rooster

    Math: Do you have more than one roo? What hens are you using? My guess would be too short of a back on the roo on too short of a hen to produce those offspring.. I am thinking you must have on long backed hen that is producing the desired result and that your rooster choice if you are using one may need rethinking....Just a guess.
     
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  10. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

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    Quote:[​IMG] so sorry for your loss! [​IMG]
     

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