Hi, I am a newbie at breeding hmong and I am having a hard time finding much info on the breed. I have a bunch hatched out but I don't really know how to select for the breed. I'm torn between selecting for size/fibro characteristics and maintaining the diversity of the landrace. I was surprised how many colors I got from all back/pak lay colored chickens! Is anyone on the forums raising these still? I have eggs to trade too. I could really use more hens from a fresh line. I have had ok luck hatching in my sportsman, but I'm also interested in any insight about their hatching idiosyncrasies. I've had a consistent, though minimal, number failing to pip/zip but otherwise formed. I have 2 roosters with 4 hens, and one (third) extra rooster who is hanging in my free range pen with ducks and banties. I need to pair down to two roosters, what characteristics should I look for in selecting my keepers? I'm curious what anyone knows about the traditional uses for these chickens. I am raising them to sell for meat, are there particular holidays they are used for, and is there any special diet that would improve their quality or desirability? I have read and read and translated lots of pages but I still don't know much except that I've fallen in love with this breed! I have always stuck to ducks for my real breeding projects and these guys won my heart. I'll get some pictures tomorrow. In addition to the breeders I've hatched out 25 chicks from 1-4 weeks old right now. I can't believe how fast they are growing.