Hi all, hope everyone's having a groovy holiday I've got my poultry "shopping list" ready for this spring, but if I can avoid it, I really want to stay away from the bigger hatcheries. And, I'd really prefer to hatch the little fuzzies out myself. Sooo, with that in mind, here's my list, and if any of you breed these guys, or know of any breeders, I'd love to hear from you! Partridge Rocks - Although I'd like birds that are true to type, I'm not looking for show quality. Actually, this can be said for all the birds I'm looking for. I'd like these guys because I appreciate the utility of the Rocks, but the added broodiness and "pretty" that they bring is what I'd like to add...right now, I have a whole lot of black and white! lol! Bourbon Red and Narraganset turkeys - I'd really like to find hatching eggs, but poults within "day-trip" radius would definitely do. I have found a BR breeder, but I still want to add a few for the sake of genetic diversity. Rouen and Saxony ducks - Again, I'd like true to type birds, but definitly production types, not exhibition. Toulouse geese - My 'bator and hatcher would not handle goose eggs, so I'd want to stick with goslings. I guess I really don't have much of a preference about the dewlap type or not - either way, I want a calm, thrifty birds that will breed true. Overall, my goals are to start more-or-less self sustaining, hardy flocks of heritage birds that are going to thrive in my little chunk of land. I hope to avoid anything too refined and/or linebred, however, I still want to stay within the breed standards. I want to give myself enough diversity to figure out what works here, and start developing from there. But anywho, that's the wish list. I hope to get squared away sometime in February, that is, get my orders in and fire up the 'bators and brooders, and...wait!