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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Andora, Apr 15, 2009.
I have silver spangled, but I really, really want chamois. That color is just sooooo elegant!
We have Chamois and they are gorgeous. I also love the gold.
I had gold Brabanter eggs arrive yesterday. I am excited to see them. Maybe next year, if I can afford to put together another pen, I'll get the chamois Spitz.
We are chicken crazy around here, we spend all our spare money on chickens. We try to start with quality birds if possible and work from there. We have so many it would be impossible to improve every type every year. So we pick certain ones to focus on and of course there is always one or two that get focused on every year. We plan on hatching Spitz like crazy next year and maybe this winter. Silver Penciled Rocks are an ongoing project also. We have 35 breeds and 26 breeds we are working with.
I'm just a hobbyist on a half acre, but I did my best to start with good birds, and only keep the best of what I hatch. My Spitz started with good crests, spangling, and body types. I've since worked on eliminating all the birds with light legs, and light eyes. In the not too distant future, I'll be looking to bring in some genetic diversity with a rooster from a different bloodline. Even though I am just a hobbyist, I take breeding seriously.
For anyone who doesn't already know it, there is a Spitzhauben club working on getting the breed accepted by the APA.
It is just a hobbie for us because we sure don't make money. I n my opinion as long as you are improving its good. We sure don't want to go backwards.
I have 2 Spitzhauben hens that are well into laying age but have yet to lay any eggs. Any ideas?
I have not got one egg yet.
Well, if you are in the northern hemisphere, it is getting darker every day.
That drop in daylight hours often keeps young pullets from laying.