While many animals breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out as iconic.
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Just how old the Hamburg chicken breed is or where it came from, we may never know. Conflicting information abounds today.
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The Dominique is a classic American creation from colonial days that early chicken keepers crafted from just about every breed available to them.
Due to its bulldoggish appearance, some fear that the Cornish was originally bred for the cruel sport of fighting. Thankfully, this is not the case.
If the American poultry keepers of today were to see the Cochin of the mid-1800s, they would hardly recognize the breed! The old Cochin was a tall, rangy bird with relatively sparse feathering on its gangling shanks. However, it had a beautiful ginger color that, combined with its impressive size and considerable laying ability, attracted … Continue reading Cochin
The dignity and size of the feather-footed Brahma have made it a new favorite in America.