saw my first silkie in 1962 and swore
I would have some when I had the place
. In 1972 I bought my first silkies. They
were white. My 1st white pullet had 10
babies. All were pullets. This was my
start in breeding.
Before 2000, I had raise Dobeman Pinchers
and Miniture Pinchers. So I had the experience
of understanding genetics from that start.
I showed dogs for 15 years in California.
I always had silkies as pets but never
knew that they were shown.
1999 I attended my first chicken shoiw
and saw Eric Kutch's birds and I was sold.
The following year I acquired a rooster
from Eric and started my bloodline with
my existing silkies.
2001, I was attracted to the black silkies
so I purchased a rooster from George Mihalik
and began working with this new color
variety. I enjoy breeding both colors.
recently started raising black standard
Cochins becasue they are such an outstanding
bird due to their size.
give myself a break from the hard work
of the silkies I acquired some Moderns
for the fun of showing; however, their
personalities have won me over. So now
I am focusing on the 3 breeds to show.
kids love to come and visit to see all
the new birds. My son is 36 and my oldest
is 40, but they are still kids.