Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by foxhollow, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. nj2wv

    nj2wv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2015
    Lost Creek ,WV
    I like to throw sliced bread rolled up into balls and watch them play football.
  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota

    Sauk Centre. Sauk Rapids, ehhhhh Well. I knew it was by St cloud. and I got the Sauk part right...[​IMG]
  3. Triplell

    Triplell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2011
    Brainerd, MN
    No problem. The class starts really early, Im thinking 8:00 am until 3 or 4 pm.
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    I have been having a PM discussion with a very knowledgeable person on anima husbandry here on BYC. I have decided to share with you my experiences and (ahem) successes, even though this has nothing to do with chickens per se.

    Trying to breed anything is a pain in the rear!

    I have never tried rabbits. I can believe you easily. It seems the chances of an anima becoming pregnant is inversely proportionate to the value of the offspring and the desires of the owner.

    I have a white Lab (dog) A variation of a yellow lab. I paid huge dollars for this dog, I spend lots of time training her and when she needed more training than I could do I sent her to boarding school. My Wife was not happy over the money I spent on this dog. I did everything I could to make her offspring valuable. She is a fantastic dog, She kills at field trials. When hunting she does everything but clean and cook Pheasants and Ducks.

    I had her breed to a high priced male with duel registration US and UK. She threw 11 pups. The male was chocolate. What I did not know at the time was dog genetics. My dog could only have yellow ( white) pups or Black. The male could only have Black or brown pups. So I got 11 black pups.

    Still good pups with great papers, just not chocolate or yellow. BUT I stumbled into a potential gold mine of labs. The pups while back were capable of having all three color pups in one litter with the right father. I kept one pup from the litter. The female alpha.

    I did not want my dog to be a puppy mill. I did not want to ruin her "looks" or health by having excessive litters. Besides having genetics I wanted she was my best friend. I went to breed her 3 years later. To make a long story short she did not take, but had a false pregnancy which because of a tumor on her uterus. I had to have a hysterectomy on her. End of my ever getting my money back from her.

    But I had her pup. Well, the pup was not the dog the mother was. She did not have confirmation and mind set of the mother. BUT she had genetics in her to have a pup that did. (My brother took the runt of the litter, that did have the confirmation, looks and mind set to be a champion, and same genetics and he spayed her!!!!! Before he knew she was going to be the dog she was....(Dang Brothers)

    An Alpha pup is a pain in the rear to train. They do not have that burning desire to please a master/alpha other dogs have. They have a desire to be the alpha and that is all! Smart as a whip, but does what she wants to do and spends as much time training me as I did training her. Great hunter, enjoys it, brings me every kill, just does not take orders well. The good thing is I did train her to eave my birds alone. Besides why would she ever kill the one thing that feeds he treats all day long.

    I decided to breed her and get one of these rainbow litters of all three colors of labs. The vets say she is in perfect health to carry a litter. I have mated her 7 times now ( over 4 years) and she does not take! Another I told you so from my wife..... I still want to breed her but I have given up on success. I want the right make dog which is hard to find. and to make matters worse it is very hard to tell when my pup comes into heat. She keeps herself so clean we do not notice it every cycle no matter how hard we look for it...

    BUT I am willing to bet if the neighbors German shepherd, Spaniel mixed mutt every gets close to her she will have 23 worthless cute little mutts.

    This is why I am satisfied raising mutt chickens, for now, I know I will never get the outcomes I want/need/desire.
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  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    This is a special "picture" book edition of "as the Chicken Turns"


    "MMMMM Look at these great seeds someone left here for me"...... I should eat just a few more before I go out hunting for women"....


    "Where is that silly dog, she promised to be my wing man tonight. Look the sun is setting and I have no roost mate"
    "About time you got here, Pearl. Look at the sun, it is nearly setting and you promised to be here an hour ago!....I have my eye on a long legged long necked lavender beauty I saw earlier... She is a looker..... You know, Pearl, You might have a better time finding a guy friend if you stopped eating poop. Guys are turned off by Poop Breath"
    "Geez, Pearl, no tongue! we are not that close of friends and I do not want to smell like you when I see that new hot looking gal..... Now leave me alone and play it cool here she comes"

    "Hey there good lookin!... My Name is Bert, And you're right I am the coolest bird in the yard, But you sure a long legged beauty yourself.. I love your waddles, a guy could get lost staring at them a night... You wanna come back to my place to hang out on the roost a while? Yea I got my own pad"

    " oh yea, it is a nice place the neighborhood is a little rough so stay close to me. I got a bargain on it."

    It's not far, you can see it now, Its the two tone black and white single story flat. Hurry up, we don't want to be caught out here after dark"
    " That's it stay nice and close I'll protect you. Did I mention my roosts were nice and low, no worrying about falling off in your sleep"
    " what do you mean this looks like a redneck meth kings home?.... You mean you're not coming in? Women, who can understand them! Go sit on a fence somewhere, You will be sorry you missed this chance........ All the cute ones have such high and mighty attitudes!
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015
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  6. Rhetts

    Rhetts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2015
    Northern Minnesota
    [​IMG] you crack me up Ralphie!! Love it! I was wondering how 'ol Bert was doing with that vixen chicken of yours! Looks like he keeps all his options open!
  7. Cluckies

    Cluckies Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 3, 2014
    My Coop
    Thanks for the photos Ralphie!
  8. bantiesrule

    bantiesrule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2008
    Long Prairie, MN
    That was GOOD!!! [​IMG] Did Bert get anyone to cuddle with him and keep him warm? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

    Jul 11, 2014
    Orrock township, Minnesota
    Nope, when I went and locked the door, Bert was all alone on his feed sack.

    I thought it Looked like he had a good day, but I see he is missing a few more feathers, I wish he would stand up for himself, he is so much bigger than the rest and just let's them push him around .
  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Ralphie, I think you have found your calling. The world needs more storytellers to keep life interesting and entertaining! [​IMG]

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