I was talking with a APA judge and show man about setting up a bantam breeding barn, and what he does for his lines. For one breed and one colour, he would keep 12-16 females. And 3-4 males per year. He said to build 4 single cages that are 3x4x 30" He adds 4 pullets per year, and they are in the 4 single cages. He numbers the cages, 1,2,,3, 4. the pullet in 1 and 2 share a male and 3-4 share a male, the Males are moved every couple days from one cage to the other. He single mates the pullets to be sure that they produce well before they are kept over. The older birds that passed the test as pullets, are mated in trios. He trys to replace 4 pullets per year. He gives no regard to relationship but simply looks for a bird that is really strong where the other is weak. Or if they are both exceptionaly good in one point where the line is weak, he mates those together to strenghten that characteristic in the line. They way he goes about things, doesn't really require alot of housing, but Just wondering if the rest of the show people out there think something like that would be reasonable? What do you thinK?