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The Lille Collection of Preserved Breeds

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 …

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Baseball, Apple Pie & Rhode Island Red Chickens

Add to Favorites By Kate Hunter, Virginia Rhode Island Reds are an unmistakable breed of chicken, even by non-poultry fanciers. They are one of the most popular breeds in the United States for good …

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The Polish Chicken: “The Royalty of Poultry”

Add to Favorites By Terry Beebe – The Poland is a unique breed of poultry. It is believed that the breed originally came from Eastern Europe and possibly Russia but …

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The Delightful Sebright Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Active, spunky and easily tamed, this British bantam breed is currently listed as “threatened” on the Conservation Priority List. The Sebright chicken, named after their developer Sir …

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Garfield Farm and the Black Java Chicken

Add to Favorites By Ann Stewart – Increasing the population of the Black Java chicken was the primary goal for Garfield Farm. In the mid-1990s, the Java chicken was nearly extinct. …

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All About the Faverolles Chicken
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Faverolles chicken Origin: The Faverolles is a composite breed originating from crosses of Houdans, Dorkings, and Asiatics. The Faverolle chicken breed takes its …

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5 Reasons People Love Raising Chickens 
in Their Backyard
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites “Why do you love raising chickens?” Ask any flock raiser this question and the answer will be filled with passion. Raising chickens in a backyard setting gives …

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Ayam Cemani Chicken: Totally Black Inside and Out
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Ayam Cemani Chicken The Indonesian Ayam Cemani chicken, with its unrelenting darkness, is one of the world’s most fascinating chicken breeds. Its feathers are …

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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites Breed of the Month: Silkie chickens Origin: Silkie chickens are an ancient bantam breed most likely originating in China, although India and Java may also be their …

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Selecting the Right Chicken Breeds
March 14, 2019 · · Chickens 101

Add to Favorites A preview from our April/May 2017 issue of Backyard Poultry. Subscribe for more great stories like this!  Whether you’re starting a new flock or expanding one you already …

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