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International Gloster Breeders Association

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National-Council-for-Aviculture-NCA

International Gloster
Breeders Association

Simple Breeding Control Method

Simple Breeding Control Method

Simple Breeding Control Method

By Francisco Cortes Catalan

English version.

I took the idea for this simple breeding control instrument from a gloster breeder in Castellón (Spain), thirty-two years ago, when I was starting out in this fascinating world of ornithology, I adapted it to my specific needs. I liked this method so much that I put it into practice immediately, because it is not necessary to look at the breeding book every day, except to make a note, and it can greatly facilitate the work of controlling and inspecting nests. ringed etc. from the aviary with just a glance at the target.

Basically, it is made up of a 50 x 50 cm bottom wooden board, on which a circle is fitted, in this case made of marquetry veneer with a cork sheet glued on it, to be able to nail it on the thumbtacks that we will need to identify the pairs (white pins) and the days of the month (blue pins), which can be rotated, to place it in the corresponding position.

On the background board, and following the outline of the circle, up to 48 days are marked with equal separations, the period that, according to the varieties, would comprise the complete cycle of control of the reproduction process.

Also, on this background board I have identified sectors that cover approximately the days corresponding to the different phases of the process that we are trying to control from the beginning of laying, to the moment of separation of the chickens, which closes the cycle.

I identify the pairs by means of a number, which I have previously painted on the head of a white thumbtack and which, obviously, corresponds to the number of the cage in which the correlative pair is housed.

With blue-headed thumbtacks, equally numbered, from No. 1 to No. 31, we will identify the days of the month, to remember each day to move the central circle or target.

The control process is, from this moment, very simple. At the moment of laying a certain pair, we will stick, on the corresponding radius, under the “Laying begins” section, the pin numbered with the identification code of the pair, which will also coincide with the day of the month (pin blue).

As we will be turning the central circle daily, advancing one day, the following positions of the respective couples will be placed on the radius that at that moment occupies position one (Begin position), which will determine a staggering of couples on the circle, but keeping independent control over each of them, since we will be able to identify at each moment in which phase of the process the number of the pair that we are interested in knowing is found, according to its position on each phase reflected on the board.

As you can see, I have divided the complete cycle of the process into 7 phases:

– Begin posture

– change the eggs

– look at the eggs

– The chicks are born

– Ring the pigeons

– Put the 2nd nest

– Separate the birds

This system allows other controls to be established, according to the taste of each one, depending on whether we want more or less detail, but what is evident is that, if we want to carry out a rigorous control, we must not forget, not even for a single day, to advance the circle center the corresponding space, and to remind us we have the blue thumbtacks (number of the day).

Simple, right?

 Well, good breeding!

 

 

 

The central circle is rotating, facilitating daily movement, to control the situation of each couple.

 

 

 

For the identification of pairs, white thumbtacks are used. Blue pushpins indicate the number of the day of the month.

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