Monday, 11 October 2010
New flock members
As of today my flock number has increased by two. The laying flock now boasts the addition of two beautiful Cuckoo Maran pullets, layers of lovely dark brown eggs.
I have been thinking of getting a couple of marans for a while now. The eggs will be a valued addition to sales and I am interested to see how any off spring from crossing with the Indian Game cockerel compare to other crosses as table birds
For now the birds are in quarantine, in a movable ark on the lawn. After a week or so I will place them in a separate run within the layers pen before letting them run free with the rest of the flock.
They are smashing looking birds, confident, healthy and alert, settling in well to their new surroundings.