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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cdewar, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. cdewar

    cdewar Out Of The Brooder

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    My other half and I have had a back yard flock for almost 3 years now. I am currently incubating Blue Andalusians I got from a wonderful breeder here in Arkansas. I am super excited about them! I am aiming for them to be my hobby bird and would like to one day start a breeding program with selective breeding and also show them.
     
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  2. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi! Welcome! [​IMG] Sounds like you are well on your way! What an exciting hobby. We'll look forward to updates!
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds like you've got a plan. Welcome to Backyard chickens. I wish you much success with your hobby.
     
  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. cdewar

    cdewar Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! I do have somewhat of a plan. The hardest part is finding other people who breed to standard! I have turned into an information hog on the breed. I was also able to get my hands on Silver Dun's book about breeding to standard... That was published in 1800 something... Ya, not so sure that would be current. I have looked at the APA website, but the one book they offer is 60.00 and I am not sure what to think. Do any of y'all know if it has more than just one page on the different types of birds or does it give standard info? This is where I am stuck. Getting to be a bit frustrating. I searched in the Breeding for excellence forums and no one seems to breed Blue Andalusians for show.
     
  7. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    What an interesting project you have with the Blue Andalusians. Those are on my "wish list" of breeds to try (along with several others, lol). I know the Livestock Conservancy has Andalusians listed as "threatened" so it's great to have more people breeding this beautiful bird.

    Good luck and thanks for joining us!
     
  8. cdewar

    cdewar Out Of The Brooder

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    The Livestock Conservancy is how I found out about Blue Andalusians. I went to P. Allen Smith's poultry workshop. He breeds them and I was able to purchase hatching eggs from him! I love the fact that I know where they are coming from and have seen the stock that they were bred from. All of his birds are beautiful, I could not resist! Hatch day is 7 days away! AHHHH!
     
  9. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    Good luck with your hatch! I'll hope you post some pictures when they're here [​IMG]
     
  10. cdewar

    cdewar Out Of The Brooder

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    I will for sure! I joined the October Hatch-A-Long. Will have pics in there, but I will keep this thread updated as well :)
     

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