I am gonna have to start covering my eyes when I get on BYC.... hatching fever is starting to get me.
I am managing to hold back... I keep reminding myself that I can't house another breed... Unless I build another coop, and I have no idea where I would stick another one.
But..... The pair of spitz that I got (free eggs from someone, I only had to pay shipping), have close to zero crest!
we have always wanted spitz, and you can only get the white with black spots from the hatcheries... These are black-ish. Anyway, they are SWEET birds, and all I have... But how can I breed them if their crests are so close to zero?
looking at them, I just can't imagine, even if I hatch out every single egg this one girl lays, that I will get even a horrible crest.... I guess I could just try anyway.... And if they are all duds, just toss them in with my EE flock.
Hummm, think, think, thunk. I guess I will do that... The little pullet, Java, did start laying early, which is a good genetic feature..... Yep, try them out this one season and see if a crest is hiding in their genetics.
OK... But that means I am going to be stuck with a BUNCH of little batches of chicks... Where will I raise the buggers!?!?!?!?
Clearly thinking out loud. -hummmmmm-