Soliciting advice from seasoned chickenfolk?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by coloradoquail, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. coloradoquail

    coloradoquail New Egg

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    I'm trying to figure out how to make this short! I'd appreciate advice from seasoned chickenfolk, if possible.

    I've got a couple of things going on that I would like to improve upon.


    A) Olive eggers: I've got some right now and I want to expand. Who has the darkest F1s available? I've got an aracauna roo ready and waiting for some additional ladies. I also have access to a blue copper marans. I'd like to have some chicks ready to lay by the time Spring hits, and I just have no idea where to look for them. So many people are breeding average color to average color - and I'd like to find someone that is breeding for depth and saturation of color. Where should I look?

    B) I'd like to improve my egg business with some commercial stock, but I have no idea how to acquire "big ag" birds, particularly the isa/bovan browns or the hylines. Is it possible to get some of these chicks? If that isn't possible for a "smalltimer" like myself, who would I contact for some quality, consistently laying ladies? I'd like to find birds specifically bred for production, and as such, avoid the purebred backyard bird type hatchery birds.

    Thank you.
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    This is one of my olive eggers. The perfect picture of grace and beauty.

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