very beginner question...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by JerseyHen, May 2, 2011.

  1. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel silly asking, but I want to learn so here it goes...

    What is a "project bird"? I looked for the definition in the forum but couldn't find it. I imagine it means the birds that are born to a breeder before the goal is achieved. So early generation birds that haven't yet acheived the look/characteristics that the breeder is trying to create. Is that correct?
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

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    Quote:Pretty much.
     
  3. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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  4. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Indeed. Also often used to describe works in progress for variations not yet recognized by the APA/ABA standard. i.e. I have some Buff Barred Cochins that I'm working with...buffxbarred, next generation buff barredxbuff, etc...until the black baring goes away, and just buff with cream/white barring remains...project birds. Then of course comes the fun part of once you get the color right, working on the other attributes...foot feathering, wing carriage, fullness of rump feathers...oh, tell me why we do this again?...lol
     
  5. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is really neat. Thanks for the answers. There is just so much to learn about what I thought were simple birds. Little did I know!
     

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