We No Longer have any Jeane Line birds since April 2011!!!!
As of April 2011 we have decided to not invest any more time in breeding the Jeane line of Black Copper Marans and have sold our complete flock of them out. It was sad to see them go, especially the older birds that I have grown so fond of. But I had to come to the conclusion to focus on just one line.
The Jeane line of birds were such an honor to have for they basically made me dig deep down into the genetic makeup of these birds to learn all I could about breeding Black Copper Marans. This goes out to Jess, Jake and their few hens and say thank you for taking me under your wing and teaching me all about Black Copper Marans.
It was a very sad day for me the day you all had to leave.
I also want to thank Jesse Bryant for offering these fine birds to me. Jesse will remain one of the dearest friends in trusting me with them. Jesse was one of the very few that loved and cared for the breed. He is very fair man indeed.
Jess (above) is the grand daddy of all our Jeane line birds here. He has basically been retired and been replaced by his son Jake (below).
Jake (above) is a direct second generation of our Jeane line here.
Jake(above) is placed in French standard breed type frame.
WE will keep Jake as a Jeane cock and 2 Jeane hens. Below is Jakes total evaulation from the French experts.
Your cock is:
in very good shape and in mass , rather long and wide at the shoulders that are worn high is OK
The neck is fairly long and strong , it might be inflected advantage at the skull. CORRECT
The cape and well furnished with long feathers covering the back though , his crayon is a matter of taste , it is in the standards. WELL
The back should be long and flat, with your cock is a little short and may over toward the back of a strong tail and a bit long , it's PAST
The saddle is wide enough and no more, no cushions well stocked with sickles WELL
THE chest is strong, VERY WELL
The abdomen may be a little more developed but still OK
the wing is short is close to the body , the crayon of the blanket of the wing is a very good crayon VERY WELL
Tail strong at the base must be raised slightly short not exceeding 45 °, in his case it is a bit long and may exceed 45 ° very what gives it this appearance were the two main sickles that do not fall sufficiently Because the tail feathers are stopping WORK
The head of average size is very strong, it could be slightly flattened , elongated ridge just five deep and sharp teeth well separated , the lobe does not touch the nape WELL , between the third and fourth spines of incurvaison Yura be deeper WORK
The whiskers of medium fine texture of a fine red WELL
Mumps medium extended by a good red WELL
The front of the court appears very red WELL
The eyes are bright , with a good orange iris VERY WELL
The beak is very slightly arched VERY WELL
The thighs are strong , watch the puff CORRECT
Tarsi feathered properly VERY WELL
We 're still in the presence of a rooster that has many good qualities of strength , it actually yaa working port and the tail length , when the crest has some tion that there will be son like him but on the other son will have the type of crest worn by the mother.
These defects can be corrected on a few generations .
It's still a beautiful cock at work , is able to score 95 in an exhibition in France ! personal opinion ... because we have seen much worse at times .
Brenda Bravo, continue to monitor but also the color of eggs to be laid by daughters ...
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Jeane BCM Hens
Our Jeane line hens are the same four hens we started off with nearly four years ago. We have never introduced any other bird in over them. Matter of fact we have never even brought another Marans onto our property other than the LP line of birds.
I feel it is important to know just exactly what you birds will produce before you offer them to the public. Adding other birds into a line can be deformational to a line. Weather it is a good change or worse you still need to know. Knowledge of your line is the best you can offer to your consumers.
I have a very small backyard flock and I do this on purpose. So I will know.
At first we eliminated the red breast from the Jeane line cocks only to come to the conclusion that after a year or so this caused the hackle color to fade from the hens as they got older. So at this time we only have our two main cocks, Jess and Jake and neither have red in the breast.
We hope to bring maybe an LP line cock in over then Jeane hens in the future to see what will become of the hackle color in the hens in the future.
I think I have eliminated the mossiness altogether from our Jeane birds by removing one hen from the flock. Even though the culled hen laid our darkest eggs I did come to realize she was carrying a wheaten gene and would produce wheaten chicks. This is a flaw that the all Jeane line has; the problem has to be addressed quickly. We sold her to a local person who had the desire to work with the bird.
We plan to downsize the Jeane line to just a trio, only because they are the first Marans that I have ever had and they have sentimental value to me.
Jeane Line BCM Eggs
Jeane BCM Eggs
Jeane Line BCM Eggs
Jeane Line BCM Eggs
The Jeane Chicks
I am very sorry that I am not able to show any chicks from our Jeane line due to the fact that my computer crashed and I was not able to save any of my personal pictures of my birds. I just didn't get the placed on a disc before my computer was reborn. I will be on the search for some of them that are on the web somewhere.