John & Kathy Blehm, live near Birch Run, Michigan. They married in 1973, a year after graduating from high school. They have three adult children and five grandchildren.
John is a lifetime member of the Ameraucana Alliance. He joined the original Ameraucana Bantam Club in 1982 and has served as President, Secretary/Treasurer and Director many times. John is a Master Breeder of Ameraucana chickens and received the Ameraucana Breeders Award in 2001. He originally created several varieties of Ameraucana chickens, including large fowl buff, black, lavender, white, blue, khaki & lavender silver. He also co-created bantam buff Ameraucanas with Mike Gilbert.
John and Kathy have had several small business ventures. Kathy had A Touch of Lace making and selling battenburg lace apparel. John is a Patternmaker by trade and owned and operated Reliable Pattern & Design. Together they owned and operated WKNX radio for over 10 years, with family friendly radio in the Saginaw Valley. John also operated Chick Hatchery™ selling day-old chicks. In 2011 he came up with the original Fowl Stuff nest box design after many decades of breeding chickens. J&K Media is the part-time home based advertising business they currently operate.
John W Blehm <John [at] FowlStuff.com>