Does anyone know of some breeders in the US, preferablly breeders in Wisconsin that breed birds based on the APA standard of perfection?
I've heard of Greenfire Farms, since that seems to be a popular breeder, and I'm not looking for hatcheries (which breed for quanity, not quality).
I'm enter a 4-H show for my highschool SAE (aka Final), and I need a bird that won't be disqualifed, one that will at least place decently.
If someone could give me a list of fault/deformities that can pop up in chickens, and that will either make a chicken place lower, or disqualify them that would be amazing. Since I also have to research APA standars but I do not own the book.
EX that I know:
- Split Wing
- Color Leakage
- Crooked Toes
Since I live in a residential area I can not afforad to have 15 chicks shipped to me, and I can not breed my own show chickens, nor could I, since I would have no idea what I'm doing.
It doesn't have to be a breeder, if someone in Wisconsin, or near the Illinois/Wisconsin border (I'm located in Lake Geneva, but I can travel pretty much anywhere in WI), and has some decent show quality birds for sale I would be happy to pay.
If you have your own birds you'd like to sell I need picture proof, where you're located, breed, sex, and age.