Windy Whiskers Poultry
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BIRDS ARE MOLTING AND EGG PRODUCTION IS LOW
Ponderings on Poultry
Testing for Blue Egg Gene
The Silverudds Blue is a breed that lays green eggs, or is supposed to. To consistently lay green eggs the birds have to have two copies of the blue egg gene. The breed is not so fully established where that consistency is fully established. We test our roosters in with brown or white egg layers to see if they consistently give their offspring that blue egg gene. We hatch many eggs with the expectation that all hatched will have that blue egg shell in the offspring. While it is not exact, it gives an indication of what the rooster is carrying. Statistically, if he rooster only has one copy, some of the offspring will not get the blue egg. This process is tedious and takes time, space and money. Until now, it has been the only way.
Buyer and Seller Etiquette
There are now several places on Facebook to post "reviews" of both sellers and buyers. The idea behind them is to warn people of seller scams as well as problem buyers. But, many times the places become a place for petty things because one or the other party does not really understand the transaction. Some one recently said there was no SOP [standard operating procedure] for buying or selling so we were kinda stuck. I don't think so. There is buyer and seller etiquette and if more people would follow it there would be a lot more happy transactions.
Winter in Texas
Here in south Texas winter seems to have snuck in before we had any fall. I usually look forward to this time of year as working with the chickens and building pens is much more comfortable when the temps get 60-70 degrees. In the last few weeks we went from days in the upper 90's to daytime highs in the 30-40's. So we have had to hustle to get the coops and birds winterized.
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Our Commitment to You
When you purchase egg from us, we feel we have an obligation to do everything possible to get what you ordered to you in the best possible condition for a successful hatch.
We obtain the best breeding stock we can and then breed towards a standard. With our crosses we breed for colorful eggs and lots of them. Temperament is huge and we take pride in our birds having great temperaments.
When we ship eggs we ship only the freshest eggs we gather. Eggs will be gathered the day or two before they ship. We package in foam and do our utmost best to ensure the eggs survive the shipping in good condition for hatching.
We send tracking info promptly so you can keep an eye on your special delivery. We are always a message away if you have questions or concerns. and when events beyond our control happen, we do out best to work with you and make sure you get what you ordered from us.
Please send us a message if you have any questions or are interested in any of our birds or hatching eggs.