GMS Supplement #3: Selecting for Head Shape
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GMS Supplement #3: Selecting for Head Shape

Head Points: Selecting for Head Shape Genetics Mini-Series Supplement #3 In the Genetics Mini-Series article #11, Breeding for Type, we discussed the importance of body shape for production characteristics such as egg laying and meat production.  In this supplement, we will discuss the shape of the head and its role in breeding selection. In Walter … Continue reading

Twice As Many
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Twice As Many

Throughout the winter, I’ve gotten two or three eggs a day from my nine pullets.  Two had never even laid.  This week, with day length now exceeding 10 hours and 10 minutes per day, egg production doubled!  On Tuesday, I received my regular three eggs.  The very next day, I collected a record-breaking (well, um, … Continue reading