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Newby from Central Wi - advise on breed keeping? Thanks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by cheesehead, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. cheesehead

    cheesehead Hatching

    Apr 1, 2012
    Central Wisconsin
    New to the site, ran across it looking for sebastopols. Not easy to find in my neck of the woods. I like this site, interesting. I live in central Wi, and went through a small ordeal involving the alderman coming to visit my property lot in the ( not all too busy) city. OUt city is small, it Wisconsin after all :) to OK it for poultry.
    Any who - some city meetings, a few signatures from neighbors getting the OK (which I went to the nearest 38 houses just in case) and a 4 page "why I think I should have the chance to raise hobby poultry in the city' ....and I became approved!
    But it is very hard, coming from growing up on a hobby farm to be so limited when there are so many tremendous breeds of everything out there! I do have some needed advice on which breeds are more worth wile to keep than others...I have 2 f Cayugas, 1 f white crested,one drake fawn indian runner, and 1 drake ancona. They are all so stinkin gorgeous, yearlings,and I get at least 3 eggs a day from the 3 hens. I would let them sit (which they have shown little interest in) but I would end up with a bunch of 'mixes' . If i had ducklings It would be nice to have purebreds for 4-H kids or something, not just mixes to sell because I can. The Cayugas are sooo pretty, my daughter thinks her white crested is her 'princess' - see - that poof in its head - thats the crown'....the runner is very handsome, quite hilarious, and the ancona really is just a breed you dont see often. I dont really care to pen them all up by breed if they went broody ( and all had mates) because I do not have all that much room in the city and I enjoy them waddeling about the yard not penned up....Now my daughter really wants a goose, a sebastopol. Which its hard to say No, I had an embden as a child and she was the best pet ever.so..sucks & a goose. (which just might be a house pet..*diapered goose*...never woudda thunk it WOW )......Any suggestions? Thanks.[​IMG]
    Thats about it. Newbie has had an 'intro'.
    Thanks for reading!

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. I love the duck breeds you have. We have Indian Runners too, & they're a riot to watch lol. Hope you can find Sebastopols for your daughter [​IMG]
  5. Hello & [​IMG] from Southern California! [​IMG]
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
  7. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. :thumbsup

  8. greymane

    greymane Songster

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA

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