What Roo for mixed flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by A Lee, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. A Lee

    A Lee Out Of The Brooder

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    Just getting into this and have four hens. Two are Rhode Island Red, one splash Marans and one black copper Marans. I want to add to the flock by incubating some eggs, and choosing the best boy for the job. Based on my limited knowledge and research, my best bet is to stick with a black copper roo as then I will have some pure black coppers (with the bc hen) some blue coppers (with the splash) and a mixed breed (with the RIR hens) and maybe some interesting eggs as well. Am I on the right track here? Here are pics of my newest beauties [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I think you've answered your own question already. :eek:) If you want to breed some pure Black Copper Marans, and get lots of chocolate eggs from the offspring, then a Black Copper Marans rooster is the only way to go. Good luck.
     
  3. A Lee

    A Lee Out Of The Brooder

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    Well that's great then, obviously this forum has good info, as a total newbie I got all my info from here, Thanks :)
     
  4. Michael OShay

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    You're welcome.
     

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