Born in 1943,
married Mary in 1965, and father of four grown children. Raised
on a small dairy farm in the coulee region of western Wisconsin.
Served in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam era.
Business Administration degree from La Crosse State University in 1970,
then studied Business Management at Colorado State University, Fort
Collins. Retired tax accountant and consultant.
Co-founded Ameraucana Bantam Club in 1978 with Don Cable.
Developed many original strains of Ameraucana bantams, and several of
Ameraucana large fowl. Life member of the American
Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association. APA
Master Exhibitor #385. Current secretary/treasurer of Chantecler
Fanciers International. Created two varieties of
Chantecler bantams. Co-founder, secretary, and show secretary for
western Wisconsin's Coulee Region Poultry Club.
Was the 2015 honoree of the Master Cup Poultry Show. Resides on 154
acre family farm in northern La Crosse County, Wisconsin.
Active member, elder, and adult Bible Study leader at Bethel Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Galesville and Ardadia, Wisconsin.
Mike Gilbert <chantecler7 [at] gmail.com>
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