Posted by Ric on October 16, 19103 at 06:55:22:
In Reply to: Re: My take on fluff posted by Kristi on October 15, 19103 at 20:27:35:
I have found over the years of breeding that I get less fluff from my female line of males than I do from males on the male lines.
I have always bred to diminish the fluff and have been quite successful over the past two years. In some cases I have males with no fluff at all.
I generally like to breed my females with smaller cushions to males with little to no fluff. I have found this to help in getting less "fluff" in my males.
One strange thing though, I seem to have more fluff with the BLB's than any other variety, and with this said, I have absolutely no fluff in my CBLB males. Go figure. Keep the questions coming.
: Jean, with respect to your comments regarding appropriate saddles, could you help me to better understand what you mean by "the saddle should be wide (as well as long)...." Do you mean "wide" across the back from side to side? And, "long" being the length of the saddle feathers themselves or "long" being the length of back that the saddle feathers cover? And I'm not clear about the white fluff being covered up by the hackle feathers. Help!
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