Post by simplynaturalfarm on Jan 14, 2019 16:02:35 GMT -5
Not sure why you are hesitant about jerseys - there are soooo many options out there and you get some really good hybrid vigor. And can improve on weaknesses of guernsey's, keep butterfat, reduce height, keep stockiness , fertility and improve udders etc. Then breed back to Guernsey.
At least with the proofs you have something to read and work with. With the backyard collectors you have no idea what you are getting.
Post by Applelonia on Jan 14, 2019 17:44:59 GMT -5
Good question 🙂...I’m not really sure either ...it’s just that I don’t have interest in crossing them with a Jersey right now. There’s no real reason why, it’s just how I feel. Like chickens ...there are many lovely chicken breeds, but some I just would not want, even though they are really nice birds. Ideally, I’d like to keep the Guernseys bred to only Guernseys and see how it goes.
Guernseys Mottled Houdans Pilgrim Geese
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AJCA just did an online sale of old bulls, which was really fun to look through! They had the units available for pickup at NAILE, though I think you could organize shipping as well.
I wonder if Guernsey would consider doing the same?
I remember touring a place back in school (2007) somewhere near Baldwin WI that had Guernseys like none I'd ever seen! Powerhouses I would have took home without a second thought. They are out there, just have to look.
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