Thank you for starting this thread.
Matt, I would like to see a discussion on where are birds fall short. The tendencies that we are seeing etc.
Well, I hope so. I hope they do not become a hear today, gone tomorrow. It does seam that a lot of people are picking them up. Hopefully there will be a few more like yourself that get a good start and go with them for a length of time.Yes George...I do think the breed is getting better each year. There is more and more people showing them which leads to more people becoming interested in them which leads to more people breeding them. I think in another 5 years you will see them as one of the top American breeds at the shows. They are doing quite well now but I think it will get better.
I believe the majority of the New Hamps out there are crosses and that has contributed to the inconsistency in offspring. My line is starting to stabilize I think. I would like to see more consistency in future generations. They tend to be all over the place as far as type and color.
Marcia, I would say that "Blue Band" and "Yellow Band" are right about where they need to be. Lavendar Band is to high and the other 2 are borderline.Well this thread is not very active. Maybe I can get some opinions (Matt?) on these hens. Since there was talk of the tails being too high in the NH hens...here goes, tell me if any of these have tails LOW enough ?? I think they are all too high. Hens are my original pure German birds, hatched 2012.
This is good to have a visual of the best . Thanks Matt...Marcia, I would say that "Blue Band" and "Yellow Band" are right about where they need to be. Lavendar Band is to high and the other 2 are borderline.
This is the Schilling picture. This is what I breed for... You be the judge.