Originally Posted by Wynette
Oregonboy - I'm so sorry. Sometimes, they just aren't meant to survive. Bless you for trying to help the chick!
Zootopia - Yes, Giants should do just fine in your area. So long as they have shade and fresh, clean water daily, they should be just fine. Congrats on all your many years of showing and winning with other critters! This will give you a keen eye on interpreting the SOP for chickens, should you decide to go that route!
4-h - YES! Awesome - great job! Pics?
Chicken genetics is quite different from what I know , but I'm learning. The great thing about raising the Guinea pigs was how much I learned about genetics (and you can do 3 generations in a year). Taking someone Else's culls and improving on them every generation. I don't intend to show right now, but I do enjoy the challenge of comparing my animals to an SOP. No such thing as the perfect specimen, but there's no harm in trying. I have been showing DH pics of the Giants on here, of all colors. He was pretty stuck on the blacks but I think it was more because that's the only color really good quality Giant he had ever seen in person. (I prefer very dark brindle dogs in my breed but had only owned one the first 15 years I had them) I don't care what color it is, it's about quality (temperament, health, type) He is starting to see the light (that pic of Soaring's Splash roo didn't hurt). Besides if he still prefers the blacks, I can do that for him with good quality BBS. It's all about the genetics, and knowing what to do with them.
Edited by Zootopia - 4/9/12 at 5:15am