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Cornish Bantams

Posted by bud98606 on January 7, 2013 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I am becoming more and more excited about my Cornish bantams. For those of you who are not familiar with them, they are a fascinating breed. The most common varieties are Dark, White and White Laced Red, but they also come in Blue, Black, Jubilee, Blue Laced Red, Spangled, Mottled, Silver Laced, Buff and Columbian. I've also seen pictures of Barred, but i am not sure the Barred variety is recognized by the ABA (American Bantam Association). Since I raise Barred Plymouth Rocks, it only ma...

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The Quest Part Three

Posted by bud98606 on December 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The third entry in my Blog. The farm is continuing to grow and people are actually learning about us and why we are here. This venture is not intended to provide a living for me, I have a job that I love that does that. I just happen to love animals and taking care of them, watching them grow and seeing if I can make breed improvements while maintaining some genetic diversity that is rapidly being lost to corporate agriculture. Our goals include keeping heritage breeds alive and well whi...

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The Quest Continues

Posted by bud98606 on December 13, 2012 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, I have had a couple of days to work on this website and think about entries to the Blog. I've actually had a couple of folks ask me some questions about birds, and I encourage anyone who does read this to ask away. I don't always know the answers, but honestly, I've made a career out of knowing who does if I don't! I know quite a few breeders of poultry, cattle, sheep, goats, rabbits and hogs and I've found most of them to be very helpful and forthcoming with advice.

The birds are...

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The Quest

Posted by bud98606 on December 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

This is my very first attempt at a blog and a webpage. It is my hope that my small miracle farm will eventually pay at least something back. The history of the quest is that I was raised on a small farm in the 60's, moved to a country house on one acre in the 70's, then moved to an apartment at college (Oregon State University) in the 80's. A house in the city with a wife and kids followed in the 90's and 00's. My wife passed away from Ovarian Cancer in 2006 and in 2008 I moved my then 12 yea...

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