Doug Akers Breeder

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Chloe77, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have pics of your birds from Doug, could you post them? I hear he's a great breeder of show birds, but I still want some info about him, and a peek at his sold birds.

    I bought a Sumatra pair from him. They were pretty expensive, and I want to know if I spent my money wisely. I show at 4-h, and want to breed to sell.

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  2. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You spent your money wisely. Doug Akers is one of the top breeders and conditioners in the country. His birds are always at the top of their class.
     
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  3. NYREDS

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    They're not posed in such a way as to make it easy to see their type. One glaring defect is the male's face, comb & wattle colour. The Standard calls for gypsy colour, his, obviously is too red. Also the Standard calls for a short, stout, well curved beak. The male appears to have a long narrow beak. I like the female better. Both have good feather quality & colour.
     
  4. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, of course the male has a red comb. And skin. He has been in a barn all his life. When Sumatras are exposed to the sun, they darken way up. The hen has been outside, so she's very dark. When spring comes around, I'll have my male out a lot more, and he'll be ready for show.
     
  5. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a relief!!! I love these birds so far. I just got them today, but they're so sweet!
     
  6. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm sure you know more about it than I do.
     
  7. dickhorstman

    dickhorstman Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    NYREDS is correct in what he is saying. The birds do have some faults but the bloodline is there and you should be able to raise some good youngsters.
     
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  8. championsumatra

    championsumatra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow you are in 4-h that is cool I wish that are 4-h was into chickens so I am not in 4-h[​IMG]
     
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  9. Chloe77

    Chloe77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's too bad, Most 4-h's are into livestock and poultry. [​IMG]
     
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  10. NYREDS

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    Don't be silly Dick, Chloe knows much more than I do. She's said so several times.
     

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