it seem meter farm have holderread line goose , here the story

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by phikhanhs123, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. phikhanhs123

    phikhanhs123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here the story -----> Dave and Millie Holderread own a waterfowl hatchery and preservation center and have over 60 breeds of ducks and geese. Many are rare and all of are excellent quality. I talk with Dave and Millie Holderread quite a few times during the year. I may have breeding or feather coloring questions for them and they might have shipping or incubation questions for me. One day Dave phoned and said he was selling his Buff and Pilgrim goose breeder flocks and he wanted them to stay together as a core breeder flock. Was I interested? Of course I was and within a week I was headed to Corvallis, Oregon (the city of my birth!) in a pickup with a bed full of alfalfa hay
    Dave and Millie are very gracious hosts and showed me around their breeding farm and hatchery. The number of different breeds they have is inspiring. It is also the reason they decided they wanted to sell these two breeds. They had other duck and goose breeds on which they wanted to work and simply did not have enough time during the busy spring hatching season for everything. They run the farm themselves with some family help.
    Worming the geese with before loading them. We normally do not worm due to our
    I came home with 12 Buff, 8 Pilgrim geese breeders, along with five Super African ganders. These Buff and Pilgrim birds will be kept separate and I will only be producing breeders from these. I may sell stock from them in 2012 but in 2011 I will be keeping all the goslings I hatch from Dave and Millie's geese to expand our pure Holderread flock and to use some of the ganders in our current breeder flocks.
    We have some of the largest duck and goose breeder flocks of many different breeds. It is often difficult to find unrelated strains from large enough flocks to cross with ours to prevent inbreeding. Luckily for us, we can use some of Dave and Millie's stock to cross with ours to prevent inbreeding. Following are pictures of some of the geese back home in Gonzales

    it seem john metzer have new gesse ^_^ [​IMG] and john meter write it and post it on the blog >.> and here the blog -----> http://blog.metzerfarms.com/ go check
     
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2010
  2. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something wrong with that? I think it's a good thing that there's new bloodlines in Metzer Stock.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    And Metzer is going for quality birds.

    BTW I've found so far 12 errors on their website, but I have to admit that I did read their entire website. Just have to brag about it. [​IMG] I've told them to donate some of the coupons to H-4 or some other project.
     
  4. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    4-h you mean haha.
     
  5. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

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    Need more coffee. [​IMG]

    Good point, but you know what I mean.
     
  6. KansasKid

    KansasKid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2010
    South East Kansas
    [​IMG] Haha-its all good.
     
  7. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL But I found the mistake Mwhahahahaha [​IMG]
     
  8. EricH

    EricH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    metzer is awesome from my experience. great service and very friendly.
     
  9. treldib

    treldib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:ditto
     
  10. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Quote:I'm so glad for you, because I know you've got some great birds out of. John Metzer is a very nice person indeed. I no longer receive coupons, because I don't want to get more and told him to donate them. I simply let him know about any further errors I find and keep on counting. [​IMG]

    Now traveling his catalog around and taking images also gets big bucks. [​IMG]
    Haven't done so, and don't plan on. Still cute thought.
     

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