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Which breed to to keep?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Farmerboy16, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I am downsizing my flock, and trying to decide which of the long tails to keep for breeding. They are not mature, but I like them, Golden Phoenix, and red sh Yokohamas. Which is more rare, and needs help persevering?
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the Yokahoma is probably the one in greatest need however you need to keep the one you like the best or it will be a job not a joy.
     
  3. slamine

    slamine Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:the Yokahoma is probably the one in greatest need however you need to keep the one you like the best or it will be a job not a joy.

    I second that. Definitely go with the breed you find the most joy in keeping.
     
  4. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    I don't know. They are both pretty, I am thinking that the Phoenixes looks more colorful, but I like the looks of the Yokohamas tho. So, I will go with the Yokahomas. Thanks for the help. [​IMG] Does anyone have hatching eggs around mid-September? What I have are hatchery stock, and will have to cull them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah with the hatchery stock thing mentioned, I say go with what you love and what conforms to the SOP best. Preserving hatchery stock is not saving the breed, at least in my opinion. There is a guy on the forum, several in fact, who raise good Yokohamas. Show Quality Phoenixes honestly I see less of, even though they're claimed to be in less danger.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    Quote:I agree, Illia.
     
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    FlChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm also looking for SQ Red Shouldered Yokohamas, I love the breed and really want to have a good quality flock.
     
  8. Farmerboy16

    Farmerboy16 Rebuilding my Farm

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    Quote:I am still looking for some too.
     

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