Memphis, you are really straining my self control with a post like that.... But after 98 incidences of double secret probation I will let the softball you served up slide right by me....
Holm and I talked on the phone yesterday. Mr T has became a major PITA. He nearly killed Holm's favorite rooster. The Cochin that throws those beautiful blue chicks. Holm has him at home in his room with him now and is hoping he will survive. Last night even that was in doubt.
Bad timing is what happened, with Mr T coming here. Holm and I live about 3-4 hours apart. He was going to drop him off on his way to get some buckeyes from another BYC breeder. Her (the breeder) schedule changed so he did not get here as soon as planned.
Then Mr T caught a does of bird mites. Not a big deal, we all get them, but I did not want to deal with mites during the breeding season. He told me and said he thought we should wait until he got it under control. I really appreciated his doing that.
Then I went to NPIP school and applied for the a hatchery permit. IN Minnesota when you apply for the approval they make you list your number of birds and breeds. I did not list Mr T as mine. Every bird over 4 months old has to be accounted for. I also did not realize when I applied it would stop me from getting any birds in from a non-NPIP source.
Also the spring came early and I needed to get my birds breeding so I put a Blue in with Mr T's hens. With the exception of the blue red bourbon who I moved to JJ.
I had hoped when I completed my mandated training to be able to help Holm make his birds NPIP. The training is longer than I anticipated. The state moves at it's own speed.
We decided we would forego it this year and go for next year. Then Mr T became psycho and holm is not even sure he wants turkeys anymore. I even offered him a docile Tom, but he is kind of fed up with Toms, So Mr T is on the auction block at the least if not the chopping block.
That is what happened to Mr T as I know it. I hope I got it right, If not Holm will correct me.