Does anyone here own a proven producer hen? If so, what's the price tag on a proven producer hen? I've been told that trying to part with a proven producer hen is like pulling teeth without anethesia. Thoughts?
Yes, if the hen has proven itself, why would I part with it. Would you part with a hen that produces you winners? Point is what Randy said, if you know where the hen came from get a sister from the same parents if you can.Good point Randy. But even finding a proven hen is hard!
So the hen is supposed to produce birds of the above criteria despite which cock it is mated to ? Or are there criterias for the cock also ?Good question Ken. I think we as pigeon men look for consistency in our birds. Proven hen in terms of being able to produce birds that clock in the top 5% at the combine level for several years. Maybe that's asking too much, but I think any one of us who ever gets to own such a hen, would rather have our teeth pulled than to part with her.
I hope that answers your question, and in turn, you can answer mine.
I also have that same combination with mattens. That Means its a SpeedShop loft bird if I'm Correct? Also, your names sounds familiar. Jim Hale, I think I purchased birds from you a while back hehe, your in my email list. Just can't think of it at the moment. Speedshop did alot of pairings with the mattens stuff. This year I finally decided to breed out of my mattens/money cock we'll see how it turns out, so far I've gotten blacks and slates from him when paired to an inbred hekkenklak.This past year I had her with Blue Typhoon, an Elecric Czech cock. Before that she was mated to a Golden Mattens/Aviator cock, Right now she has two babies mated to a full brother to that Mattens/Aviator cock that also bred winners. The dams side of that hen is Mattens, Mr In The Money was paired with a Mattens daughter.