something to mull over...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Poultry Peanut, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Why haven't the EE's been standardised and recognised? You'd think as poupular as they are there would be a breed club working on them.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2009
  2. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    to be a breed and standardize you have to be able to breed one variety true 50% or more of the time EE's usually dont breed true because of their very mixed backround!!
  3. aveca

    aveca Songster

    Jun 30, 2009
    Waverly, NY
    takes a lot of interested people, a lot of discussion and debate as to what you want to set as your standard, a lot of sheer will and cant give up, bird has to have something to ofer from a colored egg to meat quality or just ornamental.

    think of this, just a hundred years ago the search for perfection and interest in poultry was huge,today there are a lot of people who think that chcicken grows under plastic wrap at the grocery store. they are more interested in their text messages than a chicken. that is a fact that very few birds have been entered into the standard in recent years if even any. commercial factory farmsand loss of interest in modern times is really a same.

    several birds fell out of favor and just went extinct and a few hard core chicken lovers are trying to bring them back using the origional birds used to creat them in the first place. there is a man in europe is trying to re-create one now, havn read his blog in a while so not sre how hes making out but he was getting frustrated but thats just part of it.

    it takes a long tme to get a bird in.
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2009

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