Saturday, June 12, 2010
The new pullets I got yesterday will look like the hens shown in the picture above when they are grown. I did some quick research before I decided on trying them out, and found they are a medium heavy breed of chicken, and dual purpose (eggs or meat). They were a well known Dutch breed known for producing a good amount of dark brown egg, but now breeders are raising them for show so they aren't as concerned with maintaining the dark brown egg color, or even to the productivity of the hens. It seems that whenever chickens are raised for show birds, some things such as productivity are compromised to achieve a balanced appearance in the bird.
Do you think the same goes for breeding other species of animal?
Happy Saturday -