been breeding & showing paint horses since
1984, and have several APHA Champions
to our credit. My first foal is now 23
years old. Her name is "Bunny" and she
still thinks she's my baby (well she is).
My family has been breeding Quater Horses
We also breed exotic birds, which are
made up of Toucans, Turacos, Kookaburras
etc. We have approximately 100 exotic
softbill birds here at our ranch.
have had silkies since 1960, and my Mother
had them before that. My first silkie
was a little hen that a friend found scratching
and pecking her way down Sunset Blvd.
near Actor's Studio in Hollywood, CA.
He had put her in his pigeon coop and
didn't know what she was. I fell in love
with this adorable little thing, and traded
a pea hen (which my brother had given
to his girlfriend (now wife) for a present).
All the silkies back then were white.
Her name was 'Pitula'. Which, of course,
led to her husband 'Percy'. Years later,
I bought some white silkies from Don Jones.
They were gorgeous. Then, of course, all
my neighbors had to have them. So I gave
them away as pets. It was a good thing,
because no one could complain about crowing
I met Carina at a poultry show, and when
I walked in I took one look at her gorgeous
silkies and decided that I'd better pack
up and go home. Well, come to find out,
she liked my silkies a lot too. And it
has turned into a wonderful friendship.
That's why we decided to pool our resources
and strive for the best possible silkies
that meet the ABA & APA standards of excellence.