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    Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Just wanted to see what everyone’s thoughts and experiences is with either of the breeders line of leipers.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    I have zero experience with them as far as raising. Ive met them both in show with their lines though, from repeat customers. Considering that and the man behind the curtain, the degree of commercial exportation nowadays, Id go Gary Gilliam. No disrespect to Rat but thats my take.
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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    I really like Rat Leipers very calm all around fowl. I have Gilliam penny hatch they are awesome as well.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Ive gotton to know all of Gilliams blood. QP nailed it with his advice. They are not mean for everyone. I personally like the Leipers style of Gilliam.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Both breeders have very good leipers and have the records to prove them. These bloods do very good in Mexico.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Both lines of leipers look superb. It’s a tough choice being I don’t know much background on them personally.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Does anyone know where Gilliam got his family of Leipers from?

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Just call them hatch Leapords or Leiper once you breed them a year or two there yours. I m adding a little to my hatch we'll see.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Quote Originally Posted by Quapaw Kid View Post
    They mention one side being Nonecrusher and now he is back to calling them Hatch and not Leiper . They do resemble some of Rats but with a better frame ... Knowing Gilliams reputation , they ate probably his own homegrown version of a green leg family . They purposely stick and move working position kinda like an asil ...
    The Leiper ive seen are very aggressive. Not very smart but fast & strong.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Quote Originally Posted by Quapaw Kid View Post
    Rats will leave a cartoon flame trail coming at you . But , there's variation in batches and all the "commercial" breeders have a revolving door on the brood pens .. But , those good looking dark ones of Gilliams were some nice fowl . Aggressive , but they weren't just bombing to be doing it ... They hit and re set . The ones at his house and the better ones we raised were pretty savvy ...
    They werent shuffling at air, ill tell you.

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    Re: Gary Gilliam or Rat Graves leiper

    Ain't them pretty much the same thing?

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