I would appreciate honest comments about the following bird and its pedigree, as I am just a babe in the woods compared to all of you. Thanks, Don.
I must agree, the bird is pretty, and there are some impressive birds way back. But, also too many "Bred For Stock" for my taste, unless this bird was raced, I personally would pass. Breeding boxes are just to hard to come by at my lofts, to pass over good race birds, in order to give such a bird a chance.Yeah I seen this as well. I think its a beautiful bird and has a great looking pedigree. When you see such a good looking bird, you have to ask yourself, what will it be used for. Breeding Im sure and if so, how far back are the proven birds?
For me (Im sure for alot of others) I like to see the proven birds as close up on the bird Im buying. Looking at this birds pedigree all but one (Heidi), have been bred for STOCK. Now when you breed this bird to your own, you now only have a small percentage of those pre-potant genes in the offspring you have just produced.
Is it to be bred for more STOCK or are you willing to test and race out the offspring? After all is said here today, you will be the one to make that final call.