New BYC's member in Arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by iosRANDALL, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. iosRANDALL

    iosRANDALL Just Hatched

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    Hello to all! My name is Randy and my wife is Gina. I've built a large portable coop/yard for my wife. It's a veritable land-yacht! We're in the process of researching/deciding on a breed to call it home. We're looking at the Jersey Giant, Black Samatra, Black Copper Maran, or the Speckled Sussex. Whichever breed it is that we decide on, we will be interested in quality breed-conforming birds. We have no contacts in the poultry world at this point so any direction we can get from anyone familiar with these particular breeds and who might have them available would be very much appreciated!
    -Randy & Gina
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Dark Sider Premium Member

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    We're glad to have you! Those are all nice breeds, you can't go wrong with any of them. If your goal is to breed and show, those are all breeds that are accepted by the APA so you're set there. There are lots of breeders on here, I'm sure you'll have no problem finding someone with the breed you decide to go with. You can check your local thread in the Where am I, Where are You section and see if you might be able to find them locally as well.
     
  3. iosRANDALL

    iosRANDALL Just Hatched

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    Thank you Shayna. I appreciate your warm welcome! :)
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us. There may well be threads on the breeds that you mention, and through those, you may be able to find members sufficiently close from whom you can purchase eggs/chicks/juvenile birds.

    Good luck

    CT
     
  5. iosRANDALL

    iosRANDALL Just Hatched

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    Thank you CT! I've been doing my best to learn my way around the BYC website. This place is so big it's easy for an old guy with little computer skills to get lost.
     
  6. whoop whoop

    whoop whoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @iosRANDALL Welcome to BYC I am sure you will find lots of help here, I hear you about computer skills, you seem to be doing fine. Keep it up[​IMG]
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    And it's just as easy for a middle-aged guy to get lost sometimes, as well [​IMG] Don't worry, you'll soon get the hang of it. The search box is helpful - saves looking through each forum and threads. Here's the results of typing "jersey giants" in the search box, for example - https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=jersey+giant

    Try the same with the other breeds you mention and see how it goes.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Randy & Gina. Welcome to Backyard Chickens. I'm old hen with no particular tech skills. I find the easiest way to navigate the site is via the search box. [​IMG]
     
  9. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Good luck with all your plans and thanks for joining us!
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, Randy and Gina, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! BYC is a great place to be! Best wishes on your breed search and eventual flock!
     

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