The Multi-Species Flock of Birds

Birds of a feather, flock together? While it is an old, funny saying, this really isn’t the case. Multi-species flocking occurs in nature; frequently. Not just coexisting in the same space, but true camaraderie, a true relationship. For instance, woodpeckers use chickadees and titmice as sentinels, standing guard, keeping watch, protecting against marauding predators. The …

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Breeding a New Breed

A New Homestead Breed of Poultry: Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks and Geese

To create the ideal homestead breed for each of your poultry species you have to create a clear-cut concept of the new breed’s ideal attributes or traits.  You are going to formulate a Standard of Perfection of Conformation for your new homestead breed for each species in your poultry flock. Modern breeding methods which focus …

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