Mon. Aug 8th, 2022

Cyndel Robinson

Being honest and fair to everyone will surely put good things in proper places, while at the same time have your faith in God for He can do the impossible things for you.

I am Cyndel Robinson, 30 years of age and I was born and raised here in Lawrence County Alabama and where our farm located my husband and I have our farm. I have first introduced to gamefowl at a very young age my best friends father had them I was probably 7 or 8 the first time I got to go to a hack fight with them and I’ve kinda been hooked ever since. I’m a welder by trade and do still work sometimes but of course, our goal is to just be doing the farm in the near future. We have several bloodlines we raise our Greys, toppies, sweaters, hatch, and Kelso. As far a motto I’d say be honest and fair to everyone have faith in God and good things will always come your way.

Mhar Delaben: Tell us about how you lived your life as a game farm owner, breeder and a cocker?
Cyndel Robinson: It’s a really busy lifestyle but I really enjoy it. It’s like most things if you are not prepared to put the time and work into it you will not be successful.

“It’s a really busy lifestyle but I really enjoy it. It’s like most things if you are not prepared to put the time and work into it you will not be successful.”
~ cyndel robinson

Mhar Delaben: How did you get into this sport?
Cyndel Robinson: My best friends father had game fowl when I was a little kid and I always loved going to fights and feeding and stuff so I guess I kinda really wanted to have my own even at the very young age.

Mhar Delaben: Where it all started breeding gamefowl?
Cyndel Robinson: When Anthony and I first started dating we stopped by a friend of his house and he asks Anthony to cut a rooster’s spurs for him because he was going to take the bird to a hack and Anthony could cut them without making them bleed so when we left I started asking Anthony what he knew about gamefowl and he told me he had them most of his life.

Mhar Delaben: How do you manage your farm and gamefowl effectively?
Cyndel Robinson: The number one rule, in my opinion, is health so never try and raise more than you can properly take care of as far as managing that you just have to stay on top of things and have good medication for them and know what to look for when you are making your daily rounds don’t just throw some feed and move on go slow enough to see how the bird acts when the feed hits the ground.

All medications we use on our farm are excellence brand products from the Philippines.

Mhar Delaben: What are your best performing bloodlines and how would you describe each of their ability?
Cyndel Robinson: I don’t feel like we have a one certain best performing bloodline we raise different ones to meet different customers needs. Sweater and Kelso can be shown pure or crossed in LK and Sk. Toppies hatch and greys are more for SK and Gaff and we cross the greys to sweater and Kelso and they can be shown in any of the 3.

Mhar Delaben: What supplements or enhancers do you use during the keep?
Cyndel Robinson: All the medications we use on our farm are excellence brand products from the Philippines.

Mhar Delaben: What were your biggest challenges dealing with this farm and fowls?
Cyndel Robinson: Coccidiosis was our biggest challenge back when we first started trying to raise larger quantities of our fowl there are definitely lots of good products on the market but we personally use the TPOX 48 from excellence and it works great for us.

Mhar Delaben: How systematic are you when it comes to recording?
Cyndel Robinson: We stay on top of record keeping. Not just our markings but we write down the exact amount of each bloodline we hatch off and then keep the calendar dates that each batch is hatched because we vaccinate we won’t sell any fowl that are under 10 months of age because live virus vaccines can spread disease to unvaccinated fowl up to about 9 months of age.

We stay on top of record keeping. Not just our markings but we write down the exact amount of each bloodline we hatch off and then keep the calendar dates that each batch is hatched.

Mhar Delaben: What is the negative side of all of this?
Cyndel Robinson: The only negative thing or real disappointment when you are first starting out raising large quantities of chicks you are going to have lots of mortality some from diseases some from overcrowding some from getting smashed so just prepare yourself to deal with that until you get a process set up that works for you and your farm.

Mhar Delaben: How you train your rooster on a daily basis?
Cyndel Robinson: If there in the keep I like to fly them run them and roll them to there back.

Mhar Delaben: Are there any intruders on your farm and destroy any properties you have?
Cyndel Robinson: We have an occasional owl that will try and get a bird on the tie cord from time to time but the camera system and the dogs we have in each yard take care of everything else.

Mhar Delaben: What is the greatest challenge of a breeder?
Cyndel Robinson: I would say make sure you have quality fowl that fit your needs to start with.

Mhar Delaben: Who influenced you to become a competitive individual in this industry?
Cyndel Robinson: As far as selling our fowl as a business our good friend Manny Berbano.

Mhar Delaben: What’s your thought about this jealousy roaming around social media?
Cyndel Robinson: There is always going to be people that hate on you and put you down when you’re successful you just have to overlook it and move on.

Mhar Delaben: What bedding do you prefer for your fowl as a daily scratch?
Cyndel Robinson: I like using alfalfa hay

Mhar Delaben: What is your feeding program consist of?
Cyndel Robinson: Clean high protein grains throughout a keep switched to a carb loading at the end.

Mhar Delaben: Where do most of your fowl go each season?
Cyndel Robinson: Half our fowl are sold here in the states and the other half is split up between the Philippines Cambodia Vietnam and Mexico.

Mhar Delaben: What’s your advice to those who just starting breeding chicken?
Cyndel Robinson: Start out slow get good quality breeding material and only start with a couple of bloodlines then if you’re really passionate about it grow from there.

Mhar Delaben: Does this new digital magazine Mhar Delaben: Purebred Warrior a help for you?
Cyndel Robinson: Yes we really enjoy the magazine and it’s something you always have with you if you have a smartphone and a few free minutes you can look at it no matter where you are. ~PW


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