breeding tips

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nickrex98, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. nickrex98

    nickrex98 Chirping

    Jul 2, 2011
    hi there im a newbe to breeding chickens ,but i want to become a black australorpbreeder. im looking for any breeding tips you can give me:fl
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Locate a breeder and develop a mentoring relationship. Go to shows and see what is winning. Start with top quality stock.
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Good breeding articles in Backyard CHicken magazine.
  4. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    Quote:First, start off with the best you can afford. The better quality you start with, the faster you will advance in your breeding program. Invest in an incubator to hatch your chicks. Build breeding pens and separate your matings. Keep record of what's in you breeding pens and what they produce. Be prepared to cull a lot of birds. Go to shows and have fun.

    I'm at the point where I've just bought some good quality stock. I don't consider myself a breeder..... Yet!
  5. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    Buy a copy of the APA Standard of Perfection, Read it about the breed and variety you really want to work with until you think you understand it, then read it 10 more times and once a week after that. Then consult the APA Master breeder / exhibitor list to see who has recently achieved this honor. Contact them in regards to a few starter Breeder trios, and be patient they will not be cheap and will not likely be readily available.
    A good breeder worth buying from will discuss his birds openly regarding common faults, breeding and selection processes for both males and females, wether it is a single or double mated line, and other topics of conversation that may be needed to insure your success in working with the birds.

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