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A third grade class at the school I work at asked me what the rarest breed of chicken was. I came up with sixty different breeds that were critical but as you know there's always one that wants to know which of them is the rarest. HELP!

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Ther American Livestock Breed Conservancy lists the following as CRITICAL

 

Campine

Chantecler

Crevecoeur

Holland

Modern Game

Nankin

Redcap

Russian Orloff

Spanish

Sultan

Sumatra

Yokohama

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bothe the greater and the lesser prarie chicken are listed as vunerable. And true Araucana are pretty rare too.

Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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Jesus turned water into wine. I turned into liquor - Popcorn Sutton

We live out in the middle of nowhere with our family- the next town is 10 miles away. WE currently own a bunch of chicks and chickens, ducks, meat rabbits..

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I cannot find any Scott's Dumpy chickens to save my life!

One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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One Norwegian Fjord,  4 British Shorthair cats, One darling husband............and getting ready to start a new life in N.C. mountains (summer 2014 when youngest graduates from high school).

 

..............and (drum roll)...........one brand new Papillon puppy who joined us in November!!

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Originally Posted by Kelly G View Post

I cannot find any Scott's Dumpy chickens to save my life!



That's a new one never even seen one till now when I looked it up.

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Originally Posted by conny63malies View Post

bothe the greater and the lesser prarie chicken are listed as vunerable. And true Araucana are pretty rare too.



"Prairie chicken" is the common name given to a species of grouse native to the US. It is a wild species (Tympanuchus cupido), very different from domesticated chickens, though both are "galliformes." It's a "chicken" only in that its common name contains the word, probably because when settlers first discovered the species, they were "as common as chickens" across the prairies. Unfortunately, they're not nearly so now, and one subspecies -- the Heath Hen -- died out about a hundred years ago (can't remember exactly when...).

 

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On the Texas gulf coast we have specie of prarie chicken known as the attwater prarie chicken. They are struggling to survive. Fewer than 50 are known to exist in the wild but a 100 or so are captive and used in a breeding program to keep them alive. It doen't look good for them. Those 50 exist in a protected habitat and none are known to exist outside the preserve. It's a magnificent bird.

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On the Texas gulf coast we have specie of prarie chicken known as the attwater prarie chicken. They are struggling to survive. Fewer than 50 are known to exist in the wild but a 100 or so are captive and used in a breeding program to keep them alive. It doen't look good for them. Those 50 exist in a protected habitat and none are known to exist outside the preserve. It's a magnificent bird.

It is too bad that some poultry breeders cannot help out by hatching eggs & helping breed more of these birds.

have you looked into this as maybe a possiblity ?

Of course you'd have to release any you hatch every year, and work with the Texas Dept of wildlife...but wouldn't it be awesomely rewarding ????

I'd love to participate in such a program.

Maybe you can !

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 French Silver Cuckoo Marans  , Crele  Albertan  project, & Bielefelders.

 Pekins , & started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

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Originally Posted by Kelly G View Post

I cannot find any Scott's Dumpy chickens to save my life!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/452239/the-scots-dumpy

 French Silver Cuckoo Marans  , Crele  Albertan  project, & Bielefelders.

 Pekins , & started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

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 French Silver Cuckoo Marans  , Crele  Albertan  project, & Bielefelders.

 Pekins , & started birds, chicks and hatching eggs for sale.  Member  SPPA, WFF & the AARP gig.gif 

 

Anyone can e-mail me at : Spiritwood_Farm@comcast.net~~~~~~   

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