Have a great day!
So after a rough month here we have decided to let go of our quail. I have realized I am currently too busy raising humans to keep up with an incubator and brooder full of yummy quail. ;) We are sad to see our progress go into someone else's hands, but we needed to let go of the work, and are happy someone felt ready to take it on. They are already settled in at their new place. And I hope they are enjoyed there, as we enjoyed them. If I hear of them being offered publicly I will ask if we can share here how to contact the current breeders.
Have a great day!
I am excited to finally being getting a website and blog going. I have wanted to for a while, and had a few people tell me I should, but boy it can be a scary idea.
I am learning how to put the pages together and busy editing photos so they look their best. I know there are holes in the info but I will try to get them filled in before February. I hope to kind of have a coming out party around then. Right now I am keeping this under the radar.
So where are we now?
The appleyards are in one group of four until breeding season. Plans are to breed my two ducklings together, I hope to get two or three sets for future breeding groups. Mixing up gen2 with gen0, all of course depending on how they look. It is always possible we fill the freezer, and make another trip to Holderread. I have been looking up how to line breed with a trio, and am hoping to find a friend farmer to take a set to work with so we can have some more birds out there to work with. Most of the line breeding set ups want at least two pens, just not sure we could handle that much here.
The Corurnix quail are using up 6 of the 8 breeding cages. I have 3 of my jumbo browns, a party pen for demonstration ( cage of mixed colors), and two of some white that are for sale or soon to be butchered if not purchased. I had it culled back to 2 cages, but couldn't butcher out the set of JB's that didn't sell.
We recently built a "rabbit barn" and found some nice stackers to expand our project. We have decided to retire our grandable pair, and moving forward with Alice a doe who always had great comments but couldn't beat our "first string". Really hoping she keeps her figure well into her second year so she can have a chance to shine. With her we will be taking Sam's two blue sons, JSD1 won his first leg at 12wks @ Eugene in November. We plan on those three showing through 2015. I expect to have one of them for sale by fall 2015. We also have planned to breed Daisy again, and Maria will be bred to Sam for the first time. These breedings are scheduled for fall 2015 show season.
The pigeons have recently been found to both be hens and a nice cock has been located locally so that is exciting.
I think that covers initial info of where we are in our projects right now. :)
I am a homeschooling, 4H-ing, urban homesteader. Wife and mama of 4, we have a beautiful family, in the beautiful state of Oregon. We strive to eat clean, understand where and how our food gets to our plates, and get our hands dirty raising/growing what we can.