Originally Posted by scflock
Ok, here's the plan: as much as I absolutely despise the idea of building another pen... I have to build another pen. I think I have 2 good roosters, and the right mix of hens to get a proportionate number of colors, so here's what it will be:
Pen 1: Splash rooster
2 blue hens
2 black hens
This wayI can get splash without mating splashXsplash, and should get some good blues off the black hens
Pen 2: Black rooster
2 black hens
1 splash hen
1 blue hen
Should get some nice blacks out of this pen, and can compare the blues that each rooster throws.
I think that sounds like a good plan... and, I told you so...
When you have that good of stock, unfortunately you gotta do what you gotta do... if you could keep them together, it'd be easier, but you have no control or idea of what colors you'd end up getting...
Oh, and btw... I know my fave saying is build the barn before you paint it, but when the barn is mostly built by another you can start looking at paint chips...
Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil
Finally finished that van.....off to the next chores. Do I need to worry about worming ducks?
I do, but it's personal choice... we're overly wet here, so I go with better safe than sorry...