Bred to Perfection

Kenny Troiano

Bred to Perfection is a podcast that will help you to master the art of selective breeding, and become a master breeder of chickens and gamefowl. The podcast is hosted by Kenny and Nancy Troiano. Kenny Troiano has more than 40 years of experience, and has authored two books on the subject of breeding. If you are interested in creating, maintaining, and improve your strain, this is the place for you. read less

The Live Show (Ep65) Bred to Perfection Live Q&A
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The Live Show (Ep65) Bred to Perfection Live Q&A
Join Kenny Troiano and his co-hosts, Frank Bradley and Nancy Troiano – as they talk about the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and the issues that affect breeders like you. In this episode of Bred to Perfection Live, we will be answering your questions. This is a show you do not want to miss! We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep142 - External Parasites with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
1w ago
Ep142 - External Parasites with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Join Kenny Troiano, Frank Bradley, and Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo, a Veterinarian from UC Davis, as they discuss the devastating effects of External Parasites. This includes various species of lice and mites, and a great number of other pests. We will address many of the misconceptions related to external parasites. In this episode we are going to talk about the various species of lice and mites, and their effects on our fowl, and how to control them. We are also going to talk about the effect’s medications have on our fowl. In short, we will learn how to protect our fowl. This is a show you do not want to miss! We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep141 – Crossbreeding and the Recombination of Genes
Jan 16 2023
Ep141 – Crossbreeding and the Recombination of Genes
I’ve always said that the Name Game is nothing more than the peddler’s playground, and they use crossbreeding to keep the Name Game alive. If the cross works, then they say it was a great cross. If the cross fails, then they say, cross them again, and again, and again. Thinking they are combining the traits of multiple bloodlines, to get the best of all worlds, all they are really doing is mongrelizing the breed, but yet we still attach useless names to them. The scary thing about this is that these peddlers are no longer hiding in the shadows. They are out where everyone can see them. In fact, they have YouTube channels and videos, and pretend to provide information, but their true aim is to sell birds. In this episode we are going show why crossbreeding is not the answer, and creating a true stain is always the best approach. This is a show you do not want to miss! We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep140 - Internal Parasites with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Jan 9 2023
Ep140 - Internal Parasites with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Join Kenny Troiano and Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo, a Veterinarian from UC Davis, as they discuss the devastating effects of Internal Parasites. This includes various species of worms and protozoa, such as Coccidia. We all know about worms, and how they can affect the health of our strains. However, many don’t realize that they are over-worming their birds, using toxic drugs and pesticides. In this episode we are going to talk about the various worms, and their effects on our fowl, and how to control them. We are also going to talk about the effects of the medications and wormers have on our fowl. In short, we will learn how to protect our fowl, and how often we should use wormers. This is a show you do not want to miss! We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep139 - Prepotency and the False Allure or Hybrid Vigor
Jan 2 2023
Ep139 - Prepotency and the False Allure or Hybrid Vigor
Ep139 - Prepotency and the False Allure or Hybrid Vigor One is temporary, the other is long lasting, but which is best? As a breeder, you have many tools that you can use to create and improve your strain. None are more important, or have the force to move your strain forward than that of Prepotency. The problem is, for many breeders, Hybrid Vigor gets all the credit. The truth of the matter, Prepotency and Hybrid Vigor are both incredible forces of nature, but are on opposite sides of the same coin. One is long lasting, and is passed down to future generations, while the other is short lived and can’t be reproduced or repeated. Listen in as we discuss the Powers of Prepotency, or the Allure of Hybrid Vigor, and how you can use these forces to improve the quality and performance of your strains. We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep138 - Proper Winter Care and Preparation
Dec 26 2022
Ep138 - Proper Winter Care and Preparation
As Breeders, the Breeding Season is our favorite time of year. However, if you don’t prepare properly during the cold winter months, your breeding season is not going to be successful, and your goal of creating a strain will suffer. Join us as we discuss how to give your chickens the proper care they will need, so that you are going into the breeding season prepared and ready.  Join us on Thursdays at 6pm PST or 9pm EST, on YouTube and Facebook. This is a show you do not want to miss! We will also take questions from the chat room. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Bred to Perfection Christmas Special
Dec 19 2022
Bred to Perfection Christmas Special
Bred to Perfection present, the Troiano Family’s First Christmas Special! We hope this episode brightens your day. If there were a time to laugh a lot, this is it. Join the Troiano Family as they recite their version of “The Night Before Christmas,” that they call “The Night Before Chickmas.”  And, Tawny sings her version of Jingle Bells – that she calls, “Farm Bells and Smells.” And best of all, you do not want to miss their version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” This is Christmas, Troiano Style, a wild and funny journey to the world of chickens and St. Nick. Ho-Ho-Ho, Cluck-cluck-cluck, a jingle we will go! If there were a time to laugh a lot, this is it. Not only is it Christmas time, but it’s time to say goodbye to 2022. In this episode, you get to know more about the Troiano’s Christmas traditions, and some of their favorite Christmas movies. We hope this episode brightens your day. This year’s topics include: Crap! - My chickens are cold outside - chicken sickles?All I want for Christmas is more chickens?Naughty or nice Chicken Farm - Chicken Feed or Coal?Hell’s Bells – it’s cold out there!Jack Frost nipping at our BeaksWho Drank my Eggnog? Thanks for joining us on this special time of the year. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection
Ep137 - Preparing for the Breeding Season
Dec 12 2022
Ep137 - Preparing for the Breeding Season
In this episode, we will give you a number of useful tips, to get you ready for the upcoming breeding season. I had a great mentor who believed that preparation was the prerequisite to success. As a breeder, I took that to heart, and it has served me well for years. The breeder who prepares himself, and his birds, will be the successful breeding. This is an episode you do not want to miss. We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding, #gamefowlnation, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
The Live Show (Ep60) Bred to Perfection Live Q&A
Dec 5 2022
The Live Show (Ep60) Bred to Perfection Live Q&A
Join Kenny Troiano and his co-hosts, Frank Bradley and Nancy Troiano – as they talk about the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and the issues that affect breeders like you. In this episode of Bred to Perfection Live, we will be answering your questions. We will also discuss topics that all breeders should know before beginning their breeding programs, and going after their dreams of creating their own strains.  This is a show you do not want to miss! Join us on Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST.  See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection
Ep136 - Nature's Influence on Domestication with Rick Coste
Nov 21 2022
Ep136 - Nature's Influence on Domestication with Rick Coste
Join Kenny Troiano and Nancy Troiano – as they talk with our special guest, Rick Coste, the host of the podcast - “Evolution Talk,” and Author of “Evolution Talk,” the book - “The Who, What, Why, and How Behind the Oldest Story Ever Told.” Today we will discuss - Nature's Influence on Domestication, and How we can use the Mechanisms of Evolution to Improve our Selective Breeding Practices. This is a show you do not want to miss! See ya there! Kenny Troiano Links to Rick Coste’s show and book: https://evolutiontalk.comhttps://evolutiontalk.com/podcast/https://evolutiontalk.com/bookstore/ We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ To Listen to the show, go to: https://www.breedersacademy.com #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano, #selectivebreeding, #evolution, #naturalselection
Ep135 – Antibiotic Use and Misuse with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Nov 7 2022
Ep135 – Antibiotic Use and Misuse with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
The Misuse and Abuse of Antibiotics, and their Consequences – The question I have for you is, are you using Medications, Antibiotics and Vaccinations Properly? Our Special Guest is Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo – He’s a Poultry Veterinarian, from UC Davis. We all know how beneficial antibiotics and vaccinations can be. If used properly, and for the right reasons, these medical miracles can accomplish great things. However, many are using these so-called miracle drugs as an end all or fix all to all their medical and disease related problems. They see a sniffle or sneeze, and they immediately shoot a half cc of Tylan 200 into the breast, and believe they are good to go. Instead of giving their birds a proper treatment plan, one that is accurately diagnosed, they rely on old wives’ tales, such as - “At the first signs of sickness, inject them with antibiotics, and to make sure they never get sick, vaccinate the entire flock for every known disease.” What’s their overall plan? To use the shotgun approach by over medicating. But truth be told, they are creating a bigger mess than they realize. One that is going to affect them and their chickens later down the road. Today, we are talking with Poultry Veterinarian, Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo about the use and misuse of Antibiotics and Vaccinations, and the consequences of these practices. We’re also going to talk about how to use them properly, and when to avoid them. It is my hope that you will gain a greater understanding of their uses, and the consequences of doing it wrong. Join Kenny Troiano and his co-hosts, Frank Bradley as we discuss the benefits of creating your own strain, and the issues that affect breeders like you. This is a show you do not want to miss! Join us for the Live Show on YouTube - Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep134 – Buying a Strain vs Making a Strain
Oct 31 2022
Ep134 – Buying a Strain vs Making a Strain
What are the benefits of buying someone else's strain vs creating your own strain? I’m a firm believer that it’s better to create your own strain, then to rely on others to do it for you. Anytime you purchase new birds you are taking a chance. Because the fact is, there are more peddlers than true breeders, and most of the birds available are not pure, they are nothing more than hybrid crosses or mongrels. To make matters worse, many breeders only sell their culls. If you’re not one of their family or friends, most likely you are not going to get good birds. THE BIG QUESTION IS, should you create your own strain, or do you continue to bounce around trying to find great fowl? For me, I would rather create my own strain. Join Kenny Troiano and his co-hosts, Frank Bradley as we discuss the benefits of creating your own strain, and the issues that affect breeders like you. This is a show you do not want to miss!  Join us for the Live Show on YouTube - Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano  We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep132 – Who Benefits from Crossbreeding?
Oct 10 2022
Ep132 – Who Benefits from Crossbreeding?
Crossbreeding is a very common method of breeding, but many are using it for the wrong reasons. The truth is, there are some unintended consequences from using this method, many of them are long lasting, and could be detrimental to the breed. In this episode we will discuss what's good about crossbreeding, but also what's not so good about crossbreeding. We’ll also talk about the difference between hybridization and mongrelization, and what others don’t want you to know. Hopefully, this episode will change the way you look at crossbreeding, and change the way you breed your fowl. This is an episode that you do not want to miss. Join us for the Live Show on YouTube - Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep131 - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SELECTION
Oct 3 2022
Ep131 - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SELECTION
Most breeders don’t know the importance of Selection. The truth is, selection is the difference between success and failure. You cannot create or improve a strain without some knowledge of selection. However, when you talk with breeders, even experienced breeders, it’s amazing to see how little they know about the proper structure of the bird, the conformation and type of the birds, and the defects that exist. They select and breed for the wrong things, and then they wonder why their fowl are not progressing as they hoped. Their only resource is to add or infuse outside blood. Join us as we discuss the powers of selection, and the processes that can turn a mongrel flock into a true family and strain. This is an episode that you do not want to miss. Join us for the Live Show on YouTube - Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano  We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep130 – Breeding Methods Simplified
Sep 26 2022
Ep130 – Breeding Methods Simplified
In this episode, we talk about the various methods of breeding, and the difference between breeding methods and breeding programs. Ask yourself, are you using the right method of breeding for the right purpose, at the right time? If not, this episode is for you. Many breeders are not only selecting their brood fowl improperly, but they’re using the wrong breeding methods, at the wrong time. Their results are never what they expected, or they are short lived. Learn which methods to use and when, and why it’s best to use a breeding program, that consist of various breeding methods, rather than one method all the time. If you would like to learn more about breeding methods, breeding programs, and the Founders Program, Join us at the Breeders Academy. Also, we are aware that topics, such as these, are controversial, and some say that breeding to create a pure strain is nothing but a myth. We will show you that not only is it not a myth, but it’s very possible. This is a show you do not want to miss! Join us on Thursdays, @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Fan Favorite Episode - Mother Nature and the Natural Order of Selection
Aug 29 2022
Fan Favorite Episode - Mother Nature and the Natural Order of Selection
This episode is a recording from 24 years ago, with my mentor, Tony Saville. We talk about natural selection and artificial selection, and its relationship to the breeding of chickens and gamefowl. I know you will find this very informative. This is a recording we did for an article I was writing. Tony Saville was showing me the relationship between artificial selection and natural selection. And, by selecting like Mother Nature, we could improve our fowl's natural instincts. There are some of us that know about the general nature of natural selection, but one might ask how does it apply to our chickens? Well, listen in and find out. I believe you will find this episode extremely fascinating. We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep129 - Purity of Blood and the Evolution Factor - Part 8
Aug 22 2022
Ep129 - Purity of Blood and the Evolution Factor - Part 8
Join Kenny Troiano, Nancy Troiano and Frank Bradley, as they discuss what it takes to create, improve and maintain a pure strain.” Last week we talked about the Genetic Factor, and its role in the creation of strains. In this episode of Bred to Perfection, we are going to talk about the many similarities between selective breeding and evolution, and by understanding the mechanisms of evolution, you can not only improve the way you breed your fowl, but create new forms for better functions. Many are using breeding practices that are creating the results they are looking for. In fact, it’s holding them back. Kenny and Frank are here to show there is a better way. Also, we are aware that topics, such as these, are controversial, and some say that breeding to create a pure strain is nothing but a myth. We will show you that not only is it not a myth, but it’s very possible. This is a show you do not want to miss! Join us on Thursdays, @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show. We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Ep128 – Mycoplasma/CRD with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Aug 15 2022
Ep128 – Mycoplasma/CRD with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo
Today, we are talking with Dr. Rodrigo Gallardo, a Poultry Veterinarian at UC Davis, about the concerning effects of Mycoplasma/CRD. We will address many of the misconceptions and beliefs related to this disease. And not only show you why it’s important, but what you can do to prevent it. It’s sad, but there are many breeders who are dealing with this disease, who don’t know their birds have it, or think it’s ubiquitous, and there’s nothing they can do about it. This is a show you do not want to miss! Join us for the Live Show on Thursdays @ 6pm PST or 9pm EST. See ya there! Kenny Troiano We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter):https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano
Fan Favorite Rerun – Chicken Chat with Tony Saville
Aug 8 2022
Fan Favorite Rerun – Chicken Chat with Tony Saville
Many of you remember me mentioning my mentor, Tony Saville. Well I have great news, we have him on the show. In fact, this episode is a conversation between Tony, my wife Nancy and myself, Kenny Troiano. Listen in as we talk about many topics concerning selection and breeding. We also talk about how Tony and me first met. Just know that Tony has always been a great teacher, who has had a great influence on me, and by listening in to this episode, I know he will have a great influence on you too. We specialize in the breeding of gamefowl and chickens, and other breeding related topics. This includes the proper use of breeding programs. Also, it’s our mission to provide our members a greater understanding of poultry genetics, poultry health care and disease prevention, and how to improve the production and performance ability of their fowl. If you are interested in creating a strain, or improving your established strain, you are going to enjoy this show.  We also want to encourage you to join us at “The Breeders Academy,” where we will not only help you increase your knowledge of breeding, advance your skills as a breeder, but improve the quality and performance of your fowl. If you would like to learn more, start by joining our Breeders Bulletins (newsletter): https://www.breedersacademy.com/free_bonus/ #breedinggamefowl #breedingchickens #gamefowlbreeders #chickenbreeders #gamefowlbreeding #chickenbreeding #poultrygenetics #poultryhealth #gamefowlnation #backyardbreeders #breedersacademy #bredtoperfection #kennytroiano