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When should you announce a breed project or color project?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TK Poultry, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    I have a duck color project in mind but don't know when to come out and tell people about it. Should I wait until I have hatched ducklings or should I announce it when I have full grown ducks or should I tell right before I start? What do you all think?
  2. big medicine

    big medicine custom Brahmas

    Mar 6, 2009
    The prudent thing would be to wait untill they have demonstrated the ability to produce young of proper type and color, with regularity.
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ok great thanks!

    I wasn't sure. I just wanted some opinions. I dont think what I'm making is going to be overly popular like a Lavender Orp but I will die to have these!

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga

    I agree with them also, I have already annouced a couple times that I am working on Lemon Cuckoo Orps, mainly because their are now others that have them from imported lines but most of the other projects I've got cooking up and and planning, will be kept to my self until I have them where I want them and am close to being ready to start running auctions for them.
  5. IMO I "announced" on my signature line here and of course the people I asked for genetic advise know what I'm doing but I won't be putting pictures up/selling stock until they breed true and match the standard.

    Just be sure to say they are a project up until you get them to a satisfactory point eg lavender silkies are now lavender silkies, 4 years ago I would have called them project birds.
  6. CityChicker

    CityChicker Songster

    Mar 21, 2009
    Quote:It depends entirely on the situation, but you have to have at least a basic understanding of what you are doing and the genes involved. When you don't have a clue about what you are doing or if it is even possible, then you need to seek the advice of others and be thankful for the advice that you are given. You cannot create something that is not possible. For example, say I want to create a Pink Pekin, LOL. I would have to know that it is even possible to do this and understand how I would go from A to Z in establishing the color and type desired. I would probably be inclined, if I were a person that thought this was possible (Pink Pekins, that is), to find out from other breeders that are experienced whether or not it was possible and if so, what "formula" would be required to make it happen.

    If a person doesn't have a basic understanding of what they are doing, they will always be chasing their tail. Those are my only thoughts other than again, when someone helps you in your project be appreciative of the help even if it is not what you want to hear. There is a minimal amount of basic knowledge required to get *any* new breeding project truly off the ground. How much outside help a person requires depends entirely on the person and the situation. Someone that doesn't understand the basics of how colors are built is going to naturally need more help/input than someone that does (although we all need and should value input from time to time).
  7. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    ok well then look forward to my announcement sometime next year then. I'm still planning on paper now and locating the componets to start maybe sometime this year
  8. Hi! Sooooo, what are you planning?
    I promise not to tell a soul.
  9. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
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    I'll think about it

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