Critical breeds list

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by okiehen, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
    This is a list of the critical breeds of chickens. From the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy.
    Critical:fewer than 500 breeding birds in the United States, with five or fewer primary flocks{50 birds or more}, and globally endangered.
    Andalusian
    Aseel
    Buckeye
    Buttercup
    Campine
    Catalana
    Chantecler
    Crevecoeur
    Delaware
    Faverolle
    Holland
    Houdan
    Java
    LaFleche
    Malay
    Nankin
    Redcap
    Russian Orloff
    Spanish
    Sumatra

    Who has any of the breeding birds listed?
    Tell us what breed and if you have hatching eggs,chicks, pullets ,hens, roos. For sale.
    And please add any information you have and pictures if you would like.
    I would like to get a breed and work with them that is in need to bring off the list.
    I like more than one and don't know what way to go. Also if there are anyone interested in a breed that is listed and can't find eggs or birds.
    Thanks for looking
     
  2. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been interested in breeding crevecours for a year now. I have had MM Hatcheries send me Crevecours three times but they all died. So if you know anyone who has any eggs, let me know. I would love to breed them and get them off the list. They are very pretty.
     
  3. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    I have standard black La Fleche, they are not laying the greastest yet, I have about a doz eggs in the bator.

    Ive been thinking about getting some Buttercups and Crevecoeurs, but really dont have the room for more breeds.......


    Do you have a list of water fowl and/or turkeys? I think the Pomeranian geese are on that list, I have Pom geese and I have eggs for sale, 3.00 an egg..............
     
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  4. okiehen

    okiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 25, 2007
    Oklahoma
  5. 92caddy

    92caddy Egg Lover

    May 18, 2007
    Portland, IN
    Great, Thanks soooo much.........

    Edit to say I also have buff hens and a roman tufted gander in the geese, now I need mates for them......................
     
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  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    I have a mottled houdan roo I think and a salmon favorelle hen....all came from Estes hatchery in Springfield, MO
     
  7. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i 4 delaware pullets,they are not yet laying
     
  8. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I have Delaware's I've been working on for a couple years. They're laying nicely now and I sometimes trade eggs from them.
     
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  9. coopist

    coopist Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Delawares. I worked hard to find genuine heritage birds. I think it should probably be noted that in spite of their being listed on the critical list (and rightly so), most hatcheries carry them. For instance, you can obtain birds called "Delawares" from:

    Murray McMurray
    Cackle
    Ideal
    Hoffman
    Meyer
    Xtreme Game Birds
    Double R Supply
    Privett
    Stromberg's
    My Pet Chicken
    and others...

    However, the quality and authenticity of some of these hatchery birds has come in question among serious breeders. It's the same with some of the others. It's hard to find genuine heritage birds but worthwhile if you do...
     
  10. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    However, the quality and authenticity of some of these hatchery birds has come in question among serious breeders. It's the same with some of the others. It's hard to find genuine heritage birds but worthwhile if you do...

    I totally agree. Coopist you have some really beautiful birds.​
     

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