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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:10 pm    Post subject: Few chick pics  Reply with quote

They are 4 days old now.

Bishop Rangers



Feathering up well


Hybrid Meat x Marans



Cockerels have black spots on them



Pullets are black (maybe)




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horace



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking chicks they pose well too
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bodger



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those pullets are going to have some colour to them.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes she looks nice, with some big old legs on her.
But....
If this sex linked is correct, she is the only one
All other Marans crosses are cockerels, will see.
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Mo



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What obliging models you have there - maybe show birds? ;)
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And man have they grown




I tell you I could put a stick through the Bishop Rangers, put them on the BBQ and they would feed 2 people at only 2 weeks old.

The Marans crosses are just as big but without as much Breast meat already.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My mistake, there only a week and a bit old.
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Dave C



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a heat lamp problem last night and of course I had lent out my spare to a mate with a litter of pups, typical.

So it was back into the little 3' brooder I use for the first few days after hatching.
It was standing room only I can tell you, but got it replaced first thing this morning, so panic over  

To be honest they are very well feathered for 2 weeks so might have been ok but better safe than sorry.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update on my Bishop Ranger crosses at 3 weeks now.
Feathering up nice and off heat.
Will be outside by the weekend.
















The Bishop Rangers are the meatier birds already.
The Marans cross cockerels are still doing well and gaining more black markings.
The Marans cross Pullet is turning from black to gold, think she will end up gold cuckoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking forward to seeing the end product. They certainly look the business.  

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