Producers breed, raise, and sell various species of gamebirds. Most of these sales will be to licensed hunting preserves, but may be sold to local DNR offices and individuals who have in interest in the species.
Producers have wide variations in species and types of birds raised. Most producers have genetically selected for characteristics which are favorable for there business, especially with pheasants. Some producers select for a blue back, some for a green back; some for yellow sided birds, some for dark sided birds; some for big birds, others for small ones.
Producers take an active role in the hunting community. Weather it be hunting, educating, or legislating, you can bet producers are involved in some shape or form.