poultry-breeds

Taking Control – Breeding to Establish Traits You Want in a Backyard Flock

Add to Favorites By Doug Ottinger – If you were asked to list which characteristics make the best laying hens, what would you write down? Most people would probably choose things …

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The Magical Chickens of Martin Silverudd

Add to Favorites By Paul Bradshaw Every nation seems to have its share of backyard scientists who are compelled to tinker with the chicken genome in order to create a …

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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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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 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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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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Silkie Chickens: Everything Worth Knowing

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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Plymouth Barred Rock Chickens: The Original Heirloom Chicken Breed

Add to Favorites by Robert Blosl – Plymouth Barred Rock chickens were developed just after the Civil War with the expectation of developing a dual-purpose fowl that had a good …

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The Duclair Duck

Add to Favorites By Stuart Sutton The Duclair duck is a cousin of the more widely known Rouen duck, both coming from Normandy, France. In fact, the geographical area of origin for the two …

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