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Mike Gilbert

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Project Birds
« on: September 17, 2020, 01:58:32 PM »
I have three bantam pullets available in the Light Brown variety (as in Light Brown Leghorn).   But there is no Leghorn blood in these pullets, just a little Dutch.    I know Jerry Segler bred this color for a time back in the 1970's.    If someone wanted to create a line of these, they could breed them to a Wheaten male (preferably with black hackle striping), and then take the best cockerels back to the same pullets, which would be hens by that time.   So it is basically a two generation project.    I could deliver these to our national meets in either Michigan or Missouri
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Michael Muenks

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Re: Project Birds
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 10:03:17 AM »
Mike, it is ironic that you post this. I have been looking at Light Brown Dutch and Silver Dutch over the last week remembering conversations we had years ago about improving the silver Ameraucana bantams. I will have to think about this project. It is definitely more appealing to my eye than chocolate (no offense intended to any who really like the chocolate color.)

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Re: Project Birds
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 12:36:32 PM »
Michael, will you be at both Nationals or just the Southern in Missouri?    If I had no takers I was going to take them to Michigan and put them in the sale area.   But if you are not attending the northern national meet I could save them for you.
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Re: Project Birds
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 01:03:32 PM »
I am definitely going to be at the Southern National. I've toyed with driving up to the Northern National. This will sound terrible, but I have such a list of pre-winter things to get done around the farm that if the weather is nice I think I need to stay home and do those, but if the weather is bad here, I'd drive up. So, I'm going to hold off on committing to attending the Northern National. My pullets and cockerels will not be ready for the Northern National, so it would be a visit trip. I'm in for the the light browns. I do like parti-colored varieties.

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Re: Project Birds
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 02:24:57 PM »
Okay, these three pullets are promised to Michael Muenks for delivery to the Southern National around October 30th.
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