Dr. Synan Baguio, the livestock expert of PCAARRD, says the process of purifying a native chicken is simple. But it takes a lot of time, patience and practical insight to undertake the project.
That’s where the excitement comes from. Because if you achieve something great, you will feel very proud and fulfilled. It could reward you abundantly financially and otherwise.
LET’S START – First, create something you call a Chicken Family. Select 10 females as initial breeders and provide them with two roosters that are unrelated to avoid inbreeding. You can confine the birds in an enclosure outside where they live as free-range chickens, of course, providing them with a simple house.
When they lay eggs, observe the color of the eggshells. Hatch the most number of eggs of the same color. When the chicks are hatched, observe them as they grow and soon you will notice some birds exhibiting similar color and other vital characteristics. Put them together and grow them as the next generation of the Chicken Family.
Continue the same procedure one generation after another. Select those with similar characteristics and multiply them. Perhaps, after so many generations you will be able to come up with your own purified native chicken with predictable performance. And you may name the purified chicken after yourself as developer or after a special someone you really love.
Start now! Don’t procrastinate.