The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2

The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2
By Stuart Sutton, England The Collection of preserved poultry of the Natural History Museum of Lille is one of the best kept, largest and most interesting in Europe. It dates back to 1823. This series details many of the birds in its collection. Dorkings Roman writer, Columella, described the Dorking as having a square frame and large and broad breast, large head and five claws. Both the 1864 and 1901 males pictured could be said to look smaller in size, slightly taller and less cloddy than today’s birds. Keep Your Laying Hens Strong and Healthy Make sure you have farm fresh eggs for years to come. Let us send you our FREE Guide First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens plus weekly chicken-keeping tips to keep your poultry healthy. Sign-up today. It’s free! YES! Please sign me up! Whether it was an indigenous fowl in

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