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What does C-1 Line mean

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mackelchea, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. mackelchea

    mackelchea In the Brooder

    Dec 6, 2008
    I keep on hearing wade jean line C1 and the brother Jean C2 what does that mean??

  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    My guess would be cross one and cross two.
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    These days, it probably doesn't mean much in many cases.

    If I remember correctly -- Wade Jeane had two breeding pens of black copper marans. Each pen had a different rooster (cock). So he called the lines C1 (Cock 1) and C2 (Cock 2).

    I'd have to search back in my email archives to be sure I'm remembering accurately, but I *think* that 's how the story went!
  4. newnanchic

    newnanchic Songster

    Jan 3, 2008
    Newnan, Georgia
    C1 Jeane lines are one of the finest lines of Black Copper Marans Chickens around this part of the country. They are from Wade Jeane and his brother did also have them. They are beautiful birds. I am very fortunate to own the C1 lines myself.
  5. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Okay -- I spoke with Wade Jeane, Channing Grisham, AND Charles Logan today at the poultry show in Newnan. Here's the real scoop on the different lines, straight from the horses' mouths.

    Wade had different breeding lines of black copper Marans. He called them Coop 1 (C1), Coop 2 (C2), and so on in order to keep them straight. That's all the numbers mean.

    In 2007 (I think that's the right year -- maybe 2006?), a tornado went through his area. More than 100 of his birds were lost, and his property was damaged. Almost all of the C2 birds were lost in the storm. He ended up letting Charles Logan take most of the remaining birds, including the C1 birds.

    Wade does have a brother. But his brother is named KELVIN, not Kevin as is usually reported. His brother Kelvin has nothing to do with the birds. The breeding has all been done by various combinations of Wade, Channing, and Charles.

    And that's the story!
  6. Henk69

    Henk69 Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    Groesbeek Netherlands
    Wade also had an explosive rooster called C4.
  7. mountaintopchicken

    mountaintopchicken Songster

    May 23, 2007

    Do tell!

  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

  9. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

    Mar 31, 2008
    Lebanon, TN
    Quote:Watch out, that may be the next new rumor!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Something to bear in mind is that eggs are advertised as C-1, C-2 or whatever, they are only as good as the breeder you're actually buying them from. Anyone can buy eggs from a good breeder, make poor or greedy choices when breeding from those chicks, and ruin a line. It takes a lot less time to ruin a line than it does to improve one.

    ETA Just as people throw around 'SQ' to sell eggs, many will tell you they got them from anyone to make a quick buck. Unless you buy them from the original breeder, take any claims with a pinch of salt.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2009

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