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developing a new homestead chicken breed

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Ho and BTW. Always glad to have new winter birds to put in my breeding pen. I specialize in the winter breeds....

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They look fantastic, and those are very good qualities to be combining in a breed. How many hens and roosters did you start with to get those 27? Line breeding is the only manner I know of to get a closed flock to last, but that wouldn't do much for stabilizing genetics. After 6 years, I'd expect some inbreeding problems to show.
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