The state of mind of a breeder
Through several media, we sometimes read affirmations or the establishment of what could be called "recipes of cooking" concerning the elevation of our zebrafinch.
I think that of a general nature these can mislead us and even prevent us from really advancing. It is therefore always a shame to want to freeze certain unfounded and constructive rules in this way.
What is the state of mind of a true breeder, worthy of the name?
We have a great passion, it's often what I'm told when I introduce it to neophyte friends.
It takes a lot of time, investment sometimes on our life .. If we want beautiful results in breeding. We each have a vision sometimes different from the bird we seek to achieve through our patience and perseverance that can sometimes be counted in years.
A passion where there are no recipes all made as there are settings. Making the experience, the observation of the breeders the main base.
We will agree that this happens primarily in the breeding room, in front of the birds and that the results are not fast food way! Impatient or adept of "I want / I" abstain.
A breeder, a true .. With a great patience and cultivating the humility, will be the most often discrete and will avoid most often to affirm knowing that the genetics, the selection has innumerable facets and that there is always in to learn.
The breeder, who builds, projects, heals his birds all year round, strives to improve his or her stumps, the conditions, and so on. Selects by thinking of abort to the one or the mutations that he elevates before the sale or the prestige and sees in a champion a satisfaction of the accomplished work, but never finished because most often it is perfectionist. Who raises as to realize a work, a goal ..
here is my opinion of a real breeder ! It must be valued and respected.