What is BLEEDING

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by The Tinman, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. The Tinman

    The Tinman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read that someone bleeds thier birds befor a show. What is BLEEDING and why do it?
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    I've never heard of that. Sorry.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I bet they were talking about having them blood-tested for disease before showing. [​IMG]
     
  4. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thats the only thing that comes to mind when you put it that way...the only other type of "bleeding" is color (that I know of)
     
  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    From havng read the previous thread, I am certain that testing is what was meant. IMO it would have been a better word choice [​IMG]
     
  6. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, I would imagine they mean blood testing, I have also heard in called bleeding when the inspectors come and "bleed" the broiler breeders, in the houses that a friend of the family used to own. I dont know how they the do show birds, but these meat breeders, the slit a little gash in them and hold them like a baby and rock them back and forth until they get the vial full of blood. They just do a few birds from each house.
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Good thinking! I bet that is what they were talking about.
     

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