I grew up in a quite coastal city in Southern San Diego. I remember those days--when it was still quiet--when it was still quaint. I know it was never as open and free as many other places, but it was nice, people were real, and it wasn't too crowded. My home has blown into an infrastructure-laden haven for the most posh and materialistic froofs I could ever had imagined growing up, I remember noticing the changing dynamic at some point in my childhood and growing to loath it with such intensity. I recently moved slightly more inland. It was one of the best decisions of my life. Being California, nothing is really cheap, but it's a lot more affordable here, and having land (albeit not the most) is not impossible. My childhood dream to have chickens is finally obtainable, and I am very excited. I've been around animals my whole life, and I love darn near close to every one of 'em, and they tend to have some strange affinity to me as well. I'll soon receive my fist batch of chicks: four Houdan, seven Polish, and three Sultan. I am a scientist at heart, with a particular passion for genetics, and plan to do some extensive genetic projects in the future. I'm looking to do some strategic crossing to create healthy birds with lovely aesthetics and personalities. I've been breeding Miniature Australian Shepherds for seven years now, and am ready to enter the avian world!