The 2007 season started promisingly then quickly became our normal struggle, but by dint of judicious fostering, transferring apparently chilled eggs which subsequently hatched and were reared, removing clear eggs as soon as possible to encourage their replacement, etc, etc, we have managed to record a reasonable number to date (mid-April), with some further encouragement from young cocks finally filling one of two eggs. Our fingers, toes and anything else we can think of, are firmly crossed for the progress of such pairs!
So far, without perhaps having identified the type of bird which did well on the show bench for us in 2006 (and died soon afterwards) , we are pleased with the quality of more youngsters than ever this year. However, in 2006 I said that we would probably breed more Cinnamons in 2007. So far this has not happened - but it is not something we particularly aimed to do, so does not cause us concern.
and later in the year.....
Some of the birds which have influenced our breeding stock over previous years...they continue to serve us through their offspring!.
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