Regarding hatchery stock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by j.luetkemeyer, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. sorry have to ask this question kind of new here...when you say the birds are culls do you mean mixed breeds or just not show standard or what? [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Generally it's a bird that doesn't meet the APA standard......or have the traits that you're trying to improve on in your birds.
     
  3. Ryu

    Ryu Songster

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    In this case what I ment was that in the fall the breeders will be reducing the number of chickens they have to winter--meaning feed and care for over the winter months.

    I go down to just what I am using from breeding and try not to keep any extra. So the fall 'Cull' birds can be actually very good birds--birds that have been shown or last years breeding birds, but aren't being kept for next year (aka 'culled' from the flock).

    Yeah, you don't want to call a breeder and ask for Culls, you want to ask for a birds suitable for breeding/showing.
     
  4. ok thanx got it [​IMG]
     

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