Who breeds chickens on here?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Butterscotchbitesfinger, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Crowing

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    Hi all
    I am wondering who breeds on here?
    How it works is you say what you want about your breeding chickens eg. I breed cross breeds
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    Then a blurb about what you think about breeding
    Also PS I do sometimes breed cross breeds
     
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  2. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    I breed Mille Fleur D'Uccles for Exhibition
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    What I like about breeding is knowing exactly what is in the birds I produce and therefore what I have to work with.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    I breed Partridge Chanteclers and Silver Ameraucanas, mainly for personal use but also towards future showing. I enjoy the challenge in it, the ability to tailor their traits to my needs, and all the hatching I get to do to further my projects.
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  4. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Crowing

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    Both beautiful I do not breed chickens for anything really nor am I a certified breeder
     
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  5. mandelyn

    mandelyn Crowing

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    I breed Marans (Blue Birchen and Black Copper) and Bresse, along with 2 projects I'm playing around with. We're dual purpose so I phased out the smaller layer types I had (have pretty much tried most breeds at this point) Then there are the Turkeys, in Bourbon Red and Narragansett.

    We breed so that we can eat and we eat so that we can breed... extra boys are very much welcome!

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    The Black Copper main roo...

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    Olive Egger experiment group...

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    F1 Hybrids (auto sexing blue layers)

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    A Blue Copper Olive Egger pullet from this past season...

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    The main Bresse rooster eye-balling some young pullets...

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    The main man on the farm, Red...

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    The up and coming Narragansetts...
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    The last two years has been spent on flock development, refinement and expansion... haven't hardly sold many at all in the effort. Super excited about the cabinet incubator that just came though, maybe next year I'll be able to keep up with our freezer needs.

    When I first started as a kid I did OE Bantams in assorted varieties, Seabrights, Spangled Hamburgs... the little cute types. Then got into layers, without breeding. Collecting hatching eggs from all over the country into an oddball assortment to find out which breeds I liked the best.

    Then I did start breeding heavier birds and we ran into a problem of too many extra roosters and no market for them, grown or not. So then we started inviting them to dinner. Now I can hatch to my heart's desire AND eat the most flavorful and natural chicken I've ever had, while having an ample group of birds to sort through to further the selection on breeding stock. Now it feels like a natural cycle, I HAVE to do at least 3 big hatches to keep us fed, with pullet sales paying for the feed. Sadly, there's been no profit, but that never was the goal. It all gets put right back into them. It gets pretty spendy growing them all out. I'm feeling pretty good about breaking even though!

    I can't wait to see what I'm getting from the flock 5 years from now, from one generation to the next!
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    What do you mean by certified?
     
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  7. Butterscotchbitesfinger

    Butterscotchbitesfinger Crowing

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    Like I do not breed for shows and I do not own a certificate
     
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  8. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    I breed seramas and blue/black ameraucanas for show.
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    I also breed black copper marans and olive eggers for eggs.
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  9. LilJoe

    LilJoe Crowing

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    As in NPIP?
     
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  10. Sleepytime

    Sleepytime Chirping

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    I mainly breed modern game bantams but also have a few old English game bantams and lf Phoenix. I show and I enjoy breeding and seeing improvement in type and color every year. IMG_20181028_163752.jpg
     

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