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Classing Campines

Posted by Peter Shands on January 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Well ... selecting which of my Campines to retain and breed from is always very challenging for me.

I'm always trying to find better ways to select the "keepers" and 'A' Class birds as early in their life as I can. With any luck the day will come when I can accurately class day old chicks (says he looking skywards!) or maybe even the eggs themselves??

I pedigree record all my chicks as soon as they hatch using wing tag identification and a software program ZOOEASY that is purpose built for poultry. This is a huge job but hopefully one day it will pay dividends. ZOOEASY allows photo records as well and I am hopeful that this will help identify "family" traits.

This year I commenced a photo record of my birds for Classing purposes. I've put some of these photos in an album on the web-site PHOTO GALLERY - (CLASSING PHOTOS) is the album.

Looking forward to feedback about the concept and of course any comments on the content of the photos.

Cheers

Peter

Categories: CAMPINE MANAGEMENT, IDEAS

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2 Comments

Reply Jan Kates
10:19 PM on January 12, 2013 
Glad you're onto this Peter - I am waiting for the cast-offs remember?! looking forward to buying some A- rejects :-))
Jan
Reply Debbie
9:47 PM on January 2, 2013 
I use ZOOEASY too. Great tool, especially for us who are relatively new to breeding.