My new blood!!!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Kaceyx73, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Kaceyx73

    Kaceyx73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last week I lost nearly my entire flock to someones wayward dogs. I lost my flock manager, Mr.Vic, a beautiful black tailed buff Marans that wasnt show quality, but spent his days in my back yard proving himself to be a fine flock leader and great all around boy. He is also my avatar pic. Also, 10 year old hens, and 10 chicks. The only survivor, my second in command, Roo, used his feet and ran. Took me a few days to get him back into the pen from the woods.

    Yesterday I picked up 2 new birds.

    Lucian, a copper blue French Marans, and Selene, a copper black French Marans.

    I don't know about true show quality standards, but Lucian is handsome boy nonetheless. He is about 8 months old, and already dominating Roo, who is just over a year old. I've already repaired the damage from the attack, corrected every weakness I could find, and plan on fortifying the coops defenses even further.

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    Leaving shortly to pick up a few hens from a friend.
     
  2. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Awful sorry about the dog attack!! [​IMG]

    Your new Marans are so beautiful! [​IMG]

    ~ Aspen
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Very nice!
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    [​IMG] good looking new roo
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Yes, pretty pretty new birds. Sorry for your loss and glad you didn't give up. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kaceyx73

    Kaceyx73 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I just got back with 2 hens from my friend. We ordered 25 chicks from mypetchicken last year and split the order. After getting them in the pen and letting them introduce themselves, I noticed something funny. We have/had hatchery based Rhode Island Reds. These 2 from my friend had to stretch their necks to look over Lucian's back, and they aren't exactly little hens, by any means.

    I did have the opportunity to see Lucian's father and his uncle, and wow... very big boys.

    I'll add these over on the Marans thread and see what the experts think.
     

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