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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:25 pm 
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I m well happy .
never wanted to do a summer hatch but I m forced too .
chooks are in good form loving they new life .

nice healthy chicks are coming out .


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:30 pm 
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Hopefully a good start to a great year Jose.
Chicks every where here too but at least mine are outside :bigrin


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:56 pm 
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couple more weeks and they will be outside .
now that I finished building the coops for the parents stock ,I m going to start building pens and coops for the little one too .well be fun .

it is nice to see some chicks and a lot of them

some rooster and more fertile than other . the cuckoo are leading the way .

tomorrow I m having 100 meters of chooks wire to build the runs for the small chicks . is going to be a super large pen divided into a small runs .each run with they little coop or brooder box.

looking forward to get them done . I need to do other thing in the place .for now all my time is for the chooks .tell I get them going .

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:09 pm 
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chicks now are hatching at the study paste . passed 170 so far . all healthy .lost 5 from group 2 and 3 . no bad .well happy about the way they hatching . good health and vigor .even with this sort of nasty weather .

here a group 3 and 4 . all sort of colors . a lot cuckoo ,Blue and black .

there is some White one too . Dominant white .pure white hatch down or white with few black dots .

Cream leg Bar are gorgeous ,more than 20 of them and still hatching

I m pleased .

plus today we had a lot rain .


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I like getting out of the hatcher as soon as I can and leave them in the box . they don t cry plus they rest better . dryer bedding and air .

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File comment: changing the leg band .some thing I do enjoy doing . give me a chance to check them out one by one .
I get to know them better and they get used to me handling them .

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:30 pm 
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Thank you Jose, Kiwiintas and Philthomas for your photos and interesting contributions to this thread - always so much to learn!

Can you clarify re the CM? The English dont have leg feathering but the French CM do, is that correct?

Also not wanting to hijack the thread re CM but you also mentioned some of yr other breeds.
Noticed you had a photo of yr Cream Legbar chicks Jose, interested to know how the parents look and what the egg colour is like? Have you been breeding them long?

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 6:34 pm 
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In all colours 'English' Marans have clean legs and 'French' Marans have feathered legs.
The 'original' Australian Marans were French Wheaten and therefore feathered legs.
English Dark Cuckoo Marans have recently been imported by Avgen and they are clean legged.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:27 pm 
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you welcome .

the English marans type not only have a clean shanks but they are taller on they feet too .they lay more than a French strain .

not only the French type wheaten ehere in this country .
they are a English Wheaten type too . I got some from Waga . few breeders down that way .

Black copper from the Heather Soan .she have both and exhibit both .English and French .

Now with AvGen import stock we have both and both are accepted by the Australian standard .

I bred my cuckoos from a English Silver cuckoo( not from the import .this one I bought him in 2014 from some body for $200 . pay me well ) over a French Wheaten hen .now I m working with a F3 ( third generation ).Silver cuckoo .Golden cuckoo .Blue cuckoos .

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 9:37 pm 
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Rivergum Farm wrote:
Thank you Jose, Kiwiintas and Philthomas for your photos and interesting contributions to this thread - always so much to learn!

Can you clarify re the CM? The English dont have leg feathering but the French CM do, is that correct?

Also not wanting to hijack the thread re CM but you also mentioned some of yr other breeds.
Noticed you had a photo of yr Cream Legbar chicks Jose, interested to know how the parents look and what the egg colour is like? Have you been breeding them long?

Thanks!


I work mostly with a marans breed all varieties almost .

I m breeding them and restoring the type plus purifying them ( breeding a no marans trait out )

I m working with Marans Australia ( Terry Hill ) from Victoria .
we merge ours stock together ,so we can have a wider genes pool to work with .it is a 10 years project .start 2 ears ago .

all Cream Leg bar are from Terry Hill few different line. But I think most of them come from Cathy WA .
they are large chooks and a good layer of large Green or Blue eggs . I m working with just one rooster . big golden boy .

I ll start posting some of my work on the Cram legBar thread . have some nice chicks hatching at the moment .

I have some White aras ( I don t like them at all ) they are from Terry Hill as well . Gorgeous looking choos .just not my type .

I like a large chooks .

jose


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Jose
Where did you get the information that the English type Marans are taller and lay more eggs?


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Hi every one .sorry I had a hectic summer . but I managed to continue my breeding program .

lost few chooks from the heat 5 adult and 7 young one .the rest are fine .

my last hatch was yesterday .donne over 500 chicks .well pleased

all good now with this rain every thing turned green again .


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:59 pm 
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philthomas wrote:
Jose
Where did you get the information that the English type Marans are taller and lay more eggs?



Hi Phil.
I know about the English marans type from the marans Frensh club and the Frensh marans Syndicat .they both say the English type marans are taller on they feet and great layer .plus Clean shanks. that why they classify them different breed all together .
I know a lot about them .I lived there for wile too SCOTLAND and I had a chance to see many show and visit many breeders farm s .

in the UK a silver cuckoo marans strain is well known to lay more than 200 eggs a year .

AvGen are saying as well they English cuckoo is a good laying strain .

Frensh don t want the marans hen to lay more than 180 eggs /year

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:17 pm 
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here few photos of the young chicken. all different ages from 3 month old to 1 day old .

a lot different marans varieties.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:43 pm 
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I managed to hatch as well some blue wheaten and Blue golden Salmon / classic salmon too

now the Salmon variety I have few different them from different line .great to work with in the future .


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:06 pm 
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jose wrote:
here few photos of the young chicken. all different ages from 3 month old to 1 day old .

a lot different marans varieties.


Hi jose, have sent you a Private Message.

Regards.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:22 am 
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3Bstuds wrote:
jose wrote:
here few photos of the young chicken. all different ages from 3 month old to 1 day old .

a lot different marans varieties.


Hi jose, have sent you a Private Message.

Regards.

Hi Have not received your MP.

Cheers


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