Articles from Blackberry18

INTRODUCTION Pigeons. When the average person hears this word, most likely the first thing they think of are the hybird "city" pigeons developed through cross-breeding of the Rock Dove. To the average birder, perhaps a Rock Pigeon (Rock Dove), or Mourning Dove, or to ornithologists, the clade of Columbidae, which is a higher classification of pigeons and doves, comes to mind. But to a poultry enthusiast, whether they raise pigeons or not, they usually recall what they heard or seen of the...
The first step of raising ducks and/or geese is to decide what you are raising them for. Certain breeds of ducks and geese are bred for certain reasons.
This is for my Black Sex-Link, named Blackberry. As some of you may have noticed, she is the inspiration behind my username. Blackberry was five and a half years old. Obviously, she had stopped laying, but she was still very special to me. A very dominant hen, but still very sweet. As you can see, she didn't have the usual Black Sex-Link look to her, lacking the gold/brown feathers around the neck. So, I'm sure exactly what sex-linked cross was used to produce her, but it's a possibility...
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