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Trevor Hodges
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05/09/2020 9:54 am  
Posted by: @muzza

Interesting that the cock is a bit more advanced than the hen. She is still holding quite a lot of yellow down, and isn't quite as forward.

A very nice pair of babies.

I was told many years ago that youngsters that hold their down for longer make the better distance birds, can't honestly say I ever really studied this but when I had a reasonably successful distance team back in the 80s and 90s most of my babies had a decent down covering for several weeks after weaning. This is still something I like to see on my youngsters today but as I say it isn't a proven science. 


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