Who's a Buckeye breeder in/near MN?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CARS, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    After this years experiment of MM Rarest of the Rare collection I see that poofy heads and feathered feet, while neat, are not a treat to deal with.

    I keep seeing Buckeyes being bragged up for their many good qualities, but the only complaint I have read is that the hatchery stock is not the best.

    So is there anyone around south central MN who has pure stock?

  2. poltroon

    poltroon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2008
    California (North Coast)
  3. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Thanks. An email has been sent!

    Have you ever dealt with Duane before? I noticed ALOT of the breeders and hatcheries around MN use Urch genetics.

    I need to learn more about how a bloodline works and why hatcheries screw them up sometimes.

    edit: Poltroon, what the heck is your signature trying to say? Is there some sort of story to this or did you have a "vision" on night after too many ales?
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2009
  4. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 25, 2008
    Northern KY
    Duane has been breeding Buckeyes for a long time. He has a closed flock (which can have good and bad points.) I'm going to get some birds from him next spring too (in LF and bantam.)

    Hatcheries screw up lines mainly because they don't cull to the Standard, they just hatch everything.
  5. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    NE Alabama
    Duane is where I got my original stock. He has had Buckeyes for over 50 years, & it is said he can trace his birds back to the creator of the breed, Mrs. Nettie Metcalf. All strains have things that need work. I suggest you get some stock from Duane and then get an ALBC strain or Brown strain cockerel in a couple of years as an outsource. It won't be a total outcross because Urch & Brown strains were used to create the ALBC strain so will avoid the problems associated with totally new blood.

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