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12 Days of Christmas — Meaning Behind the Birds

Add to Favorites By Christine Henrichs – Understanding the 12 Days of Christmas meaning adds something special to this favorite traditional carol. Its repeating verses make it fun to learn the list …

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All About Light and Ornamental Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – This article covers light goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association’s Standard of Perfection. In addition to two domestic goose breeds, the light goose …

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All About Heavy Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Geese, long ago domesticated and a companion to human agriculture, are losing ground. Backyard chickens are popular and easy to keep, but breeding full-size …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – This article will explore medium goose breeds, as classified by the American Poultry Association. The five recognized medium goose breeds range from 13 to 17 …

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Setting The Poultry Standards

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California With increased interest in heritage breeds in poultry, the American Poultry Association is stepping up to promote standard breeds with its new Flock Inspection Program that will certify …

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Poultry Breeds…What Are They, Anyway?

Add to Favorites By D.P. Sponenberg – Breeds are important for many reasons. A main contribution of breeds is to organize the variation in a species into different genetic packages so …

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The Dorking Chicken and Other Classic Breeds

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs – Most of the 200 breeds and varieties of chickens that were once common on farms are now considered rare. Including a breed that is …

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Saving an American Icon — Raising Turkeys

Add to Favorites By Christine Heinrichs, California Photos by Erin Krier Erin Krier planned to get her kids started with a dairy cow when she attended her first 4-H meeting. …

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