The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2

The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds, Part 2
Add to Favorites 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 Hens Laying Strong for Years to ComeWant fresh eggs at your fingertips? We’ll show you how to keep your flock healthy and happy! Download our FREE guide: First Egg to Retirement: A Reference Guide to Keeping Strong, Productive Hens! Yes, I Want This Free Guide Whether it was an indigenous fowl in Britain is debatable, and the

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