Projects for 2018

Some of my projects have been ongoing for the past few years and some are just beginning.   I always have a few Guineas and a couple of Heritage Breed Turkeys around.   They pretty much free range and keep everyone else in order.  

A favorite project is my Chocolate Araucana's.  It's a long term thing for me and I expect to work on the project a few more years before they are ready to show or sell.  I plan to perfect them before selling anything from this pen.  I am dabbling with both the Dun gene that makes a chocolate color as well as the Recessive/Sex Linked gene that came from the Orpingtons when the first Chocolate Orpingtons were imported into the US from Great Britain.   I'm even working on producing a color not seen yet in the United States, called Beige in the UK, the color is a special combination of Dun plus chocolate.    The end product will essentially be an Araucana but chocolate in color.

Current breeds I have at this time are:

  • Tomaru - A longcrowing breed from Japan
  • Denizli - A longcrowing breed from Turkey
  • Sanjak - Longcrowers from Austria
  • Araucana - The "true" Rumpless Tufted breed created from South American landraces
  • Grey Jungle Fowl and Hybrids (also called Bengals)
  • Ceylon Jungle Fowl
  • Gen Jungle Fowl
  • Red Jungle Fowl
  • Sumatra - a Longtailed breed from the Island of Sumatra 
  • Chantecler - the white variety from Canada lines
  • Cemani - a work in progress as well as used in some projects
  • Colored egg layers - Including EE's, OE's and others.
  • Not included as breeders but I also have Mute Swans, Guineas and some cute Call Duck males.