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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:51 am 
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Started a new project last breeding season .I had 12 CLB hens but no rooster ,so I crossed them to 2 marans roosters to make what peoples call olive eggers.
CLB hens lay large blue eggs .
one marans rooster is Golden Boy . Barred Black tail Buff . gorgeous looking dude . mated him to 7 hens . hatched over 60 chicks .
second is Blue copper . from really dark eggs strain .mated him to 5 hens ,hatched 42 chicks .
the oldest chicks are 5 months old and the youngest group are 4 months and half . all sort of colour from golden Boy pen
those chooks are very pretty . with crested head .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:01 am 
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they progeny .pullets and cockerels .I prefer golden Boy babies ,they are the most colorful chooks I worked with . well impressed . big chooks too . can t wait to see the color of they eggs .they are not far of .POL. have about 48 pullets and 40 cockerels .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:12 am 
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after 10 weeks inside .I moved them to they outdoor pen . they love free ranging ,very good at it ,they loves trees ,
some have yellow leg . other white/pink leg from Golden Boy . most of them created head . few with pie comb
from Big blue yellow legs and slate leg . most of them created head , few with pie comb


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:22 am 
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only few of them have lightly feathered legs .all healthy .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:43 pm 
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they growing as fast and chunky as marans chicks . they are smarter I think . they do look after them selves better .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:54 pm 
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selected 5 cockerels from the older group . keeping only the largest and sound cockerels .must have crest .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:00 pm 
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this guy is massive .he is only 5 months old . bigger than marans cockerel with same age . he is elegant too .well build , and well put put together .
love his yellow feet and beak . crest too . clear white earlobes . I will cross him back to Cream Legbar hens this breeding season to rework the legbar family .


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:21 pm 
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well pleased with F1 progeny .I will make more of them this coming breeding season .
the F1 I will breed them 5 different ways .
Best F1 cockerel ,selecting only the barred cream ones will be mated to =
1} Cream Legbar to make F2 promoting Blue/green eggs colors .
2}Marans varieties ,dark eggs layer .will produce F2 dark olive eggers .
2} to they F1 sisters/half sisters to produce pure F2 Easter Eggers .

Best pullets will bred to =
1] Cream Legbar Rooster = F2 Blue eggs layers.
2} Wheaten ,Blue coppers and Red Marans from dark eggs layer strain roosters = F2 dark olive green eggs layers

I will maintain big/heavy body type . Elegant looks , well colored eggs basket , well colored chooks ,all varieties possible . all with head crest .
marans back cross progeny will maitain feathered legs.
Cream legbar back cross progeny will have maintain yellow clear legs.

the dude in the photo is pure Cream Legbar . he will be used to over the best F1 pullets . he is molting now .
all will have bright orange eyes .

for now I have to wait let them do more growing . lovely to work with .


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:25 pm 
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older pullets 5 months old now .POL they are good looking ,some of them are big girls .soon we are going to see what color s they eggs?
love the crested ones .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:25 am 
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They are coming along well Jose, nice variety of colours.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:07 pm 
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mycoola wrote:
They are coming along well Jose, nice variety of colours.


the most colorful chooks i ever worked with .I will breed them well in this breeding season .


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:18 pm 
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Jose, i love the pics of the boy you posted on 31st at 2 pm. He's a fantastic looking one with possibilities for many different directions. Huge long toes?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:35 pm 
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Okaru wrote:
Jose, i love the pics of the boy you posted on 31st at 2 pm. He's a fantastic looking one with possibilities for many different directions. Huge long toes?


he is massive and well balanced . he is my favorite . I noticed him when he was young .he has all the traits I m looking for to breed the F2 from .
his name is Blondie .


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:23 am 
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I like this cockerel too .pie comb . his mother seem to carry the right Cream gene I m looking for . because most of my Cream legbar hens carry the Blonde / lemon gene .
there is other color pattern I like as well very hard to photograph .


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:37 pm 
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Love the barring in the tail! Would you breed with other blond or focus on the barring?


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