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Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #10122 of 1786511/10/15 at 12:33pm
I dont what I am going to use them for yet, but they have plenty of uses. I might put them in the shed as brooders when spring comes.
Right now I am throwing food in the cages, so the free range fowl will go inside. Great way to catch them.post #10123 of 1786511/10/15 at 12:38pmQuote:It's at least a guideline of what to expect from a particular strain. After all if a mixed bird in 3/4 kelso u might not wanna breed it with another kelso when sticking to your mixed theme. If you don't know your hurting yourself cause some birds might be better to breed with em than others.Originally Posted by JShubin
I come in at Pacific breakfast time. I check up on the forum before I start working.
I have no info on breeds or bloodlines, as I dont keep anything pure. I judge each bird on an individual basis.
American Games were created on crosses, and every bloodline will vary in my opinion. Some of the newer strains (from operational farms) may be consistent, but the old bloodlines have likely been "refreshed" throughout the century.post #10124 of 1786511/10/15 at 12:54pmpost #10125 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:05pmpost #10126 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:11pm
Some "generic" breeds like Greys and Hatches vary no matter what...
More recent/specific bloodlines like Ruble Hatch, Possum Sweater, etc may be more predictable and easier to generalize.post #10127 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:15pmQuote:
I agree too. But I just think breed generalizations can be troublesome if you aren't verifying them or looking at variations between individuals.post #10128 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:17pmpost #10129 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:28pmHow exactly do you describe your birds shubin? I've seen u type out "hatch" many times. How do you know for sure? You don't, just using it as an identifier. Same as "ruble" etc the more recent name just narrows down the abilities of the bird and what to expect.
Edited by roosterhavoc - 11/10/15 at 1:30pmpost #10130 of 1786511/10/15 at 1:33pmQuote:
Yeah I am not perfect and use terms interchangeably. Like "Hatch" to describe "green leg BBR".
I keep different size, shape and weights. Gamefowl and my yard vary tremendously. I keep variations on purpose so I have options on which direction I want to breed. I have Powerful Heavy Birds and then I have a smaller flying birds, but most are in between and balanced.
If I wanted to breed for something specific I could do it because of the variations I keep.
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