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Raising Sicilian Buttercups in America

By Barbara Bullock – My love for raising chickens didn’t begin with the Modern Games and the Black Sumatras my two boys raised in 4-H here in San Luis Obispo, California. …

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The Delightful Dominique Chicken

By The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy The Dominique chicken is recognized as America’s first chicken breed. The exact origin of the breed is unknown, although their initial creation may have …

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All About Ameraucana Chickens

By John W. Blehm – To say that Araucana, Easter Egg, and Ameraucana chickens are the same would be like saying Cornish, Brahma, and Sex-Linked brown egg layers are the …

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Khaki Campbell Duck Breed Spotlight

By Emma Paunil – Khaki Campbell ducks were bred in the early 1900s by Mrs. Adele Campbell, Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Mrs. Campbell created the Khaki Campbell duck with the intention to …

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Breed Profile: Welsh Harlequin Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Welsh Harlequin ducks make an excellent small duck breed for backyard keeper. They are placid, great foragers and provide both eggs and meat.

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Raising Critical Breeds: Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury Ducks
March 14, 2019 · · Poultry 101

Just like wildlife, domestic livestock can become endangered and extinct. The Dutch Hookbill and Aylesbury ducks are both currently listed as critical by The Livestock Conservancy. Consider adding these unique …

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Raising American Buff Geese for Holiday Dinners

By Jeannette Beranger – ALBC Research & Technical Program Manager: Our family has always had a taste for something different on the holiday table and the Christmas goose is among one of …

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All About Heavy Goose Breeds

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 traditional geese, now …

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Cayuga Duck Breed Spotlight

By Holly Fuller – Cayuga ducks are a threatened breed. These beautiful, iridescent, green feathered ducks are great for their flavorful meat, egg production, show quality, and their ability to make great pets. …

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All About Medium Goose Breeds

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 pounds in weight, …

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