The Long Line of Brown Leghorns

The Long Line of Brown Leghorns
Add to Favorites By Don Schrider, West Virginia – When we first get into poultry, discovering all these breeds is a great pleasure. For many of us, that joy turns into the effort of trying to pick the right breed for our homestead or to serve the purposes we have in mind. I still see a great deal of effort being put out to find the best breeds. Finding the right breed is a great idea — finding the one that produces as you hope and perfect for you to interact with and watch. But did you know that quality within a breed varies greatly? During the late 1800s and the first half of the 1900s, backyard poultry was the commercial industry. People would pour over poultry publications trying to find the right breed for their homestead or small farm. (Wait, this sounds much like what we do today.) But there was

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