Originally Posted by jerryse
Bogtown you will find genetics is really my hobby . Everything i get interested in I tinker with . I have conversed with berry breeders in the past .Could not get anyone interested in hardier breeding . The money is in commercial growing . All done in warmer areas . It took a long time to learn to grow the seed . The breeders did not seem to know how . I think they had someone else do that job .
Hmm have I exceeded the learn 1 thing a day rule ?
Possibly. Hahaha. But in all seriousness...I was just trying to keep it humble around here when I first posted that. Part of the charm of the thread you see. LOL. Genetics though is not my forte or interest you can say, and I will blame my Alcoholic professor-- fom many moons ago--for it even now. But I do love the beautiful (chickens) and convenient (hardy fruit trees/bushes) results that come from it and I'm sure glad that you are interested in it because I do love those Ameraucana's you helped develop. My heart goes pitter-pat thinking about adding more birds...and Ameraucana's are top on the list. My goals in chickening right now are colorful egg carton with the right comb/ winter hardiness. And if they are eye candy as well: Bonus.
Originally Posted by Rhetts
I was looking around for breeds that were winter hardy and one time came across the Iowa Blue I think it was called. What do you know about those or was what I was reading (here on BYC) not accurate for winter hardiness, heritage type, etc?
The Iowa Blues have also peaked my interest. But alas...a brown egg layer I believe.
Originally Posted by duluthralphie
You are allowed to teach more than one thing a day, just know we may not be able to retain more than one thing because of the one thing rule.. BUT do not stop teaching..
LOL. Very good point, Ralphie.