Biting the Importation Bullet

BebeLapinouBlanc

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Aug 21, 2011
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I think I'm going to end up going the importation route for the two breeds I desperately want. (Mottled Houdan and Standard Crevecoeur) They are beyond difficult to find a "true" species here that are not bantam sized, nor a watered down hatchery baby. **Not saying some of you here in the states don't have them, I've just not met anyone yet lol
** As it is, it's already a pain in the booty to ship to Virginia...so I may as well bring some babies back with me when I next go out of the country... entering and exiting from NYC. I have family in France that DO have both breeds and also know others there that have them as well so that way I can get a wider gene pool for further breeding here..... This in itself will make it slightly easier with the fact I'll be dealing with people I know .... though the entire process makes me want to pound my head against the wall


ALL I WANT ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL FRENCH BABIES!!!!!


Anyways, I have talked with the department in Maryland about the process and have had the info and other paperwork faxed over.... a few other things are being mailed here. Thankfully France is free of END so that will save me from even MORE hassle... All I will need is my permits and the veterinary certificate...... and my soul


Anyways....... I figured I would ask if anyone has done this. ALSO, I unfortunately know I will not be able to carry all of those eggs with me on board... it's not like I'm bringing on bombs or anything...goodness!
So under the plane they shall go... which makes me NERVOUS! If anyone here has done this process before I am interested in how you went about it. Did you accompany your eggs/babies? How did it all go for you?

ALSO, I plan on bringing as many as I can back.... so if there is interest in either of these two breeds I'm letting everyone know


Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Jes

Contact info for importation w USDA/ APHIS


USDA, APHIS, VS
National Center for Import and Export
4700 River Road, Unit 39
Riverdale, MD 20737
(301) 734-8364 Telephone
(301) 734-6402 Fax
 

Mahonri

Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
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May 14, 2008
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Send a PM to "ca" here on BYC... she lives in Wickenburg, AZ and recently imported hatching eggs from Belgium. "Sulmtalers"....

She can give you a step, by step procedure on what to do and what NOT to do.

I can't wait until her birds start laying as I have dibs on the first set of hatching eggs.
 

ca

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Oct 7, 2010
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Quote:BebeLapinouBlanc,
I have done it! This year in July, I am just about recovered now from the nervous breakdown
and the chickies are doing great!
 

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