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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by allen wranch, Jan 13, 2007.
OH!! and welcome to all the new comers! im sorry i cant list you all personally by name!
Bikerschick that is so adorable! That is a nice plush yard you have! I can't wait to see my Momma hen and her chicks walking around.
Good morning great country of texAs. Treated everyone yesterday for mites after I found them on my amercauna, the bird I nursed back to health!!! I'm so upset over the whole thing. Poor girl
You should see parts of our driveway! It looks like we have been bombed or else they are building foxholes!! I go outside to check on them and they are laying in the foxholes. All you can see are their heads. It still gives me a 'start' because sometimes it looks like they are dead.
They are Bev Davis stock from H&H but they are not close enough to the SOP. Hopefully they will lay some dark eggs. I'm having a hard time finding good breeding stock for BCM.
Hahahaa! I have "foxholes" too... I say they are working on their dugouts.
I hate it! LOL. I'm always filling them in. Do it in the backyard... ok? But they all want to hop the fence and screw up my front lawn...
They are getting wise to the sound of me unreeling the hose...LMAO
I have close to 40 pure Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans running around that are 2-6 weeks old. A third of them are from my stock that I got two years ago. The rest are from two out of state sources (and I am supposted to get hatching eggs from two more breeders with pure lines). I was very happy with the production of the pullets that we got from our pilot hatch from our flock we did last spring, but I only have one pullet from the group that is "close enough to the SOP" and every little imperfection stands out like a red flag to me so yes...I have a hard time finding good breeding stock too. I now have a great breeding partner out of state that swapped stock with me this year (the source of 25 of my 40 chicks) and we plan to do more swaps in the furture so I am happy with that arrangment as I think we will both push each other to breed the best stock. Neither of us show many birds, but we both are focused on production and egg quality and cull per the SOP.
H&H is a great resource I got hatching eggs from April a year and a half ago. I didn't keep anything from her line though.
I spent lots of time and money trying to get my Black Copper Marans to SOP, but everyone of the males ended up with white tail feathers. I finally gave up and started a dark egg project with them. I'm in the first phase and can hardly wait on the chicks to grow and start laying.
Ooo! Can't wait to see the pictures of the babies! That is the part I love the most. Seeing exactly what you get. And then watching them grow! Those are great times.