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    Cackle - Am I just being overly reactive??

    Cackle is a small family-owned company too. Most of the hatcheries are, really, unless they're strictly production hatcheries putting out layers or broilers. Those tend to be more corporate, but these days even corporate operations are just family businesses that have scaled up to try to squeeze...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    I wouldn't be scared of working with these. I like their nice wide stance. Width is so important and even if they are small as I expect they may be, it looks like they have some substance to them for their frame size. The browns would be much more difficult to whip into shape I believe. They...
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    How to Make a New Chicken Breed?

    A single comb is not compatible with a large crest.
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    The female, yes. The male, NO! hahahaha And hers isn't in perfect condition. She carries the feather defect of fray, but also all the feathers just aren't in fully from molt, but you can count the seven primary tail feathers, I believe, and the thing I read earlier that said that gives just...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    The lavender dilution turns gold/red colors to various shades of... well, straw. Part of my experimentation with the dark brown male over Isabella females this season is to see how the mahogany modifier treats the gold tones under lavender dilution. At current, this is my best Isabella male...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    I'm a bit torn over it. I really do loooooove the rich jewel tones on my dark male but I also love the kaleidoscope of color on the light males, and I definitely think the light females are much prettier. If I could check the feather quality issues, Isabella would by favorite. I love the...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    Brown Leghorns in the US are split into Light Brown and Dark Brown. This came originally from double mating favoring hens (for light brown) and cocks (for dark brown.). They are both wild type gold duckwing, the Dark Brown has an additional Mahogany modifier that gives them the deep, sometimes...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    Also, one of my primary varieties is Isabella. They are not an accepted variety, but I am breeding them to the light brown standard (taking into account the lavender dilution) and will be exhibiting them at some point in the Any Other Variety class. All varieties, accepted or not, are welcome...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    The ideal in the US is generally about 7 feathers viewed from the side on a hen or pullet. (But, if the frame of the bird carried more or less in a balanced fashion, that's fine.) So, yeah... not the pointy tail. Beyond that, you want the bird to be nice and wide so that viewed from behind they...
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    From somewhere in southern half of Alabama, by any chance?
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    What to do (How to) import Chicks/Eggs from EU / Netherlands to US

    I thought this article was very useful: https://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/transporting-fertile-chicken-eggs-by-plane.html
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    What to do (How to) import Chicks/Eggs from EU / Netherlands to US

    I believe that the x-ray scan is not required either as that would damage the embryos.
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    Here's the basic requirements for the APA. http://amerpoultryassn.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/APA-Judge-License-Application.pdf
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    Standardbred Leghorn Thread

    It takes a lot of years and proving that you know your stuff to become a judge. You have to like, apprentice and stuff under another judge and go over x-number of birds, etc before you even qualify to take the tests. It's really quite an ordeal. Local clubs then hire judges and bring them in to...
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    shoot in head to kill rather than axe method?

    Yep. And I ain't that good a shot, lol
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