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Cotton Patch Association?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by hossfeathers, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, post Crossroads, and pending any predator/two legged varmit issues, I am the proud owner of two pairs of CPG.

    I know of 2-3 (maybe more?) people on this board who also raise CPG. I have heard that a standard is being worked on.

    Do we have the ability to do any sort of census? Do we want to make an association/round robin contact list/emergency dispersal resource list?

    Given how rare this breed is, and the issues I've heard with in-breeding depression, it might be good to be keeping records straight off rather than try to figure things out later. (I'm relatively new to poultry, but not to livestock in general.)

    Or is any mention of an association grouping premature at this point?

    Thoughts, please?
     
  2. Lund Poultry

    Lund Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    who did you get these from. I saw a couple in the swap area.
     
  3. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually had already purchased these prior to Crossroads, and just accepted delivery at CR, so these weren't on the sale floor. I saw about 4 pair on the floor, from a fellow out of Florida.

    What do you think about them?
     
  4. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am working on setting up some sort of association. I'm working closely with Leslie Edmundson - started San Clemente Island Goat Association and Spanish Goat Association, since she has experience with this. If you'd like to be kept up to date, please let me know. The more folks that help, the better.

    So Ralph Wright was at Crossroads? He told me he wouldn't be able to come north the rest of the year. Shame he didn't tell me he was going. I would have bought any birds he would be willing to bring up. He keeps up with "bloodlines" well. He has about three different strains, one from MS, GA, and AL.

    We got ours from Mark See, who I haven't been able to get in contact with lately. I'd like to know where his original birds came from and where his flock is now. He had over 50 birds a few years ago.
     
  5. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! I know of Leslie - I've working with her as a very new Spanish goat person. Good gal. I would love to be kept up to date.

    Actually, the name I was given was Kent Baumgardner, out of Fort Myers.

    Yes, we need to keep track of each other!
     
  6. hossfeathers

    hossfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly computer, double posting!
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2011
  7. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you happen to get any contact info from him?
     
  8. cbohn80

    cbohn80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cotton pygmy geese?
    i looked them up and they are actually ducks, beautiful birds
     
  9. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone on here who would like to be on the "Breeder" list please send me the following info, by PM or Email:

    Name
    Address
    Email
    Phone #1
    Phone #2
    Website address
    (Please note which contact you want listed online. If you don't want something listed, please say so.)
    Are you a current breeder?
    # of ganders:
    # of geese:
    Notes: (Include any info about your flock's origin, any geese you've sold, or any info you feel pertains to this)


    Thanks!!
     
  10. AuroraSprings

    AuroraSprings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any thoughts on what the name of this new "group" could be?

    There's always the obvious: Cotton Patch Goose Association
     

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