Flock Focus Friday, 6/21/13

Lola (Columbian Wyandotte) & a Black Copper Marans hen, dust bathing in the mulch. My Black Copper Marans hens lay the dark brown eggs in the photo below. My Olive Eggers lay the green eggs, the Ameraucanas lay the blue eggs.

Blaze, my Black Copper Marans rooster, earlier this week. He is under-the-weather currently. 🙁
Most of the hens are working hard, producing an average of 18 eggs a day.
Several hens are  broody and must be broken up in order to get them back to egg-laying.
Two Olive Egger pullets and a Black Copper Marans cockerel, using my planter for a daytime roost.
One of my Olive Egger pullets with an attitude? ☺
Brutus (Mille Fleur Serama cockerel)  and Ariel (Black Copper Marans hen)
Aurora (Leghorn pullet)
Ariel (Black Copper Marans hen) and Simone (Olive Egger hen)
View from the bench.
Blaze, earlier this week.
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Melissa Farncomb
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Love the photos of the Marans! I have 16 (a new flock) and not many farms/people have them in my area!

Denise Allison Magil
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Denise Allison Magil

thank you

Charlotte Searcy Marquess
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Charlotte Searcy Marquess

Oh wow!! I got this thing figured out!! Our chickens have just started laying. It is such an exciting event. Wish I could win one of the fab prizes!! Love your page and your helpful advice!!

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Orangy-red is the APA standard of perfection, Earl. http://maransofamericaclub.com/blackcoppermarans.php

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Kathy,
I have a question about Black Copper Marans'. I notice Blaze has red/orange eyes while all my Black Copper Hens and roosters have olive green ones. Is there a standard and correct color for the eyes of Black Copper Marans?