not a dig duckwing but in your last post you said jo's birds are in a bit of scratty garden, then next your saying a good gamefowl man doesnt have to have the best set up or the most money? http://www.thehuntinglife.com/forums/pub...
WHAT I MEAN IS FELLA ,
JO HAS ONLY A VERY SMALL SPACE WITH LIMITED PEN ROOM , [IT WASNT A DIG AT HIS AMOUNT OF LAND ] AND HOW MANY BREEDS OF FOWL PLUS CROSSES HAVE WE SEEN DURING THE LAST YEAR ?
ANY MAN THAT IS BREEDING A LINE OF FOWL HAS TO KEEP STRAIGHT BRED BIRDS IN NUMBER OR THE LINE WILL DETERIOATE AND IS LOST , IF YOU ONLY BREED SAY TWO SITTINGS OF A LINE THATS SAY 20 CHICKS AT BEST WHICH ISNT ENOUGH TO CARRY ON A LINE ,..
HALF STAGS HALF PULLETS MOST LIKELY , YOU THEN HAVE TO RAISE THESE SO LETS SAY YOU LOOSE AND CULL 25% SO DOWN TO SAY SEVEN STAGS , YOU ARE LUCKY AND RAISE THESE TO ADULTHOOD , ANOTHER TWO DONT SUIT YOU WHEN GROWN SO ARE CULLED ....... YOU ARE DOWN TO 5 .......
THE CHANCES ARE SLIM THAT ONE OF THESE 5 IS AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL CAPABLE OF BEING A BROOD COCK , AND THATS WITHOUT WAITING TO SEE IF HES PREPOTANT !!!
BASICALLY ....... A LAD LIKE JO IF HE HAD ANY SENCE WOULD HAVE ONE LINE AND AN ODD HEN AS AN OUTCROSS
YOU CANNOT KEEP A LINE GOING BY BREEDING A HANDFUL OF CHICKS PER YEAR
ANYONE WHO CANNOT KEEP OVER 50 STAGS A YEAR IS BETTER STICKING AND CONSENTRATING ON THE ONE LINE