My french Black Copper Marans - culling done, heres my flock :)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AHappychick, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    A few people wanted to see my flock I started with at least 30 but sold all my culls, and ate 2 [​IMG]

    I thought I would post it here so I can refer to it on occasion.

    I would love any coments or constructive critisism.

    Thanks [​IMG]

    of the hens only #1 and #2 are presently laying the eggs which I will take pics of soon are ranking a 4 on the Marans chart, although one is almost a 5 and very redish. I was hoping they would be darker but they arent, I still have 2 more hens though that should begin laying this month. [​IMG]

    Hen #1



    Hen #2




    Hen #3


    Hen #4 is a French Blue Copper Marans and my camera died before I could get a individual pic of her but here she is eating treats with #1 and #3


    These are old pics of my roo cause my camera died before I could get a new shot. He was injured at the time but is almost 100% recovered now [​IMG] My Roo is Very friendly and has just the right amount of copper on his chest.

  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Very nice chickens!
  3. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

    Apr 30, 2009
    Ooo the blue is pretty, I've never seen a pic of one!
  4. chikmagnet_09

    chikmagnet_09 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 21, 2009
    Athens, GA
    Very nice flock!! Great coppering and feathering on the legs! Can't wait to have some of that quality of my own.
  5. buff_the_rooster

    buff_the_rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    New York
    I love the blue one, good thing hubby didnt see her! [​IMG]

    I have a trio that looks almost that good![​IMG] minus the blue hen!

    Do the eggs get darker with age?[​IMG]
  6. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

    Jan 4, 2009
    Claremore, OK
    I swear....

    Is there Langshan in the heritage of the Marans?
  7. Chicks_N_Horses

    Chicks_N_Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    South Alabama
    My French standard hen looks like your first hen.

    Those are nice Coppers!!!!! [​IMG]
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    Beautiful hens! I have 10 in the bator now and can't wait till they hatch. Would that colring be correct to use as reference for my flock? They are so purdy [​IMG]
  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Quote:Yes. Langshans were one of the breeds used to create Marans in the first place.
  10. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2009
    Bangor area, Maine
    I love love love them, wish there was a way I could get some fertile eggs from them. Thanks for the eye candy.

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