Hello from rainy Oregon!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DotRanchChurros, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. DotRanchChurros

    DotRanchChurros New Egg

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    Hello folks, just discovered this place. I'm a longtime poultry breeder but pretty new to the whole farm forum thing. Bear with me while I try to figure out how to navigate this new place!

    I'm Mickey, U.S. Army veteran turned rancher. I own and run a small, sustainable ranch in Scio, Oregon, where I raise heritage breeds of livestock and poultry. My real passion is for sustaining rare breeds, and as a member of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, I've recently begun participating in their Java Recovery Project. I have been breeding Mottled Javas, and recently I've started breeding Black Copper Marans and Java-Rans for meat production. Like most of you, I'm sure, I started out with some old Rhode Island Reds, graduated to a mixed flock of epic rainbow proportions, and then settled on my current chosen two breeds of focus for a more serious look towards long term conservation and improvement.

    I look forward to learning from all of you!
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've just bought what I was told is a white bantam Java. Lovely little bird! Hope to see you at the Java Thread.
     
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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Mickey, and [​IMG]! Great to have here! First of all, please send some rain to dry-as-a-bone Kansas!!! [​IMG] Secondly, I like your heritage breed idea. Lastly, I salute your service to our country! Best of luck to you!
     

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