I'm Jim. I returned home to Wind Lake after being in Iowa for eighteen years. I've been a member of BYC for a while but took a break from it for a time. In Iowa, I had a lot of breeds that I shipped hatching eggs all over from. I've seen some names that I recognized shipping to. I plan to get back into breeding and showing but on a much smaller scale (until I find someplace to house my flock. Lol). Currently my flock is at my uncle's farm. Right now I have Iowa Blue, Underwood Rhode Island Red ( RC and SC), and LF Black Langshan. I have hens I wish I could find mates for but probably won't continue with some of these. I have Speckled Sussex (Reinhart line), Blue Ameraucana, a Black Cochin, a BCM, a Sizzle, and a BLRW.
I teach Biology and Chemistry at West Allis Central. I hope to hatch some eggs for my bio classes but don't have breeding pens set up yet. That will come in the next few weeks. I started Hosta seeds with the students and they want to see their seedlings daily. I can't imagine what they would be like with chicks. I may be stalking some of your pages seeing what breeds you have that may be close enough for me to pick up eggs.
Eventually I hope to have Icelandics, Ameraucanas, Marans, Halbach White Rock, and Sussex back in my flock with the intent to show them. (No showing for the Icelandics though)
I'm hoping to get to know you all like I knew my chicken friends in the past.