Changes in Endangered poultry list!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Campine Lover, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Campine Lover

    Campine Lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whooooohooooo! I just checked out the endangered species list for poultry and it's been CHANGED! Many, many, many breeds have been taken off the Critically Endangered list (unfortunatly, other breeds have been moved up) Here they are; check out the site (American Breed Conservancy)

    Critical-

    Buckeye
    Campine
    Chantecler
    Crevecoeur
    Holland
    Modern Game
    Nankin
    Redcap
    Russian Orloff
    Spanish
    Sultan
    Sumatra
    Yokohama

    Threatened-

    Andalusian
    Buttercup
    Cubalaya
    Delaware
    Dorking
    Faverolle
    Java
    Lakenvelder
    Langshan
    Malay
    Phoenix

    Watch-

    Ancona
    Aseel
    Brahma
    Catalana
    Cochin
    Cornish
    Dominique
    Hamburg
    Houdan
    Jersey Giant
    La Fleche
    Minorca
    New Hampshire
    Old English Game
    Polish
    Rhode Island White
    Sebright
    Shamo

    Recovering-
    Australorp
    Leghorn- Non-industrial
    Orpington
    Plymouth Rock
    Rhode Island Red - Non industrial
    Sussex
    Wyandotte

    Study-
    Araucana1
    Iowa Blue
    Lamona
    Manx Rumpy (aka Persian Rumpless)
    Naked Neck (aka Turken)
     
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  2. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Personally I disagree with the removal of Wyandottes. Sure, you can buy a hatchery wyandotte from any hatchery, but if you know what a true Wyandotte looks like and how big they are, you know that the similarities pretty much end with the comb.

    If you've shopped for some nice true Wyandottes, you probably understand my opinion on their rarity.
     
  3. Shared Acres

    Shared Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say that's true of the standard Cochins, but the bantam ones are everywhere!
     
  4. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    wait, modern games are critical? the last show i was at there were like 50! I know that doesnt guarantee they are breeding them, but there were a ton there.
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Yeah I really hope they are NOT counting hatchery birds - They're so often crossbred, terrible quality, or "made." Also, you can find huge amounts of any "rare breed" in hatcheries. . . But that doesn't mean anything at all. I think a lot of those breeds should only be counted for people truly breeding and raising them to the standard.

    That would make things like La Fleche, Redap, and Thai truly endangered.
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I find it Bizarre that Faverolles were moved of the list. It is extremly difficult to find good quality faverolles in Standard or Bantam! I am sure the hatcheries have flocks and that is why they are off the list but they diserve to be on the critical list. There are very few breeders of Faverolles and even fewer good ones! I think the breed club has actually shrunk since they were put on the list!
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    What I love is that they have Rhode Island Red - "Non industrial" on the list, but they don't say which Rhode Island Red. Is it the Single Comb or the Rose comb?

    Chris
     
  8. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Were they Modern Games or bantams? The bantams aren't rare I'd say, large fowl though is a different story.
     
  9. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    Large fowl modern are unusual. Beautiful birds.
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    hmmm wonder how much the duck list has changed?
     

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