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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MonicaAndHer6, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. MonicaAndHer6

    MonicaAndHer6 In the Brooder

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    According to a website I found they are rare or endagnered or something. I just happened to pick them out at a drop of the hat. Why are they so rare?
     

  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    http://www.livestockconservancy.org/index.php/heritage/internal/parameters-cpl
    Most organizations that list/rate breeds like that have guidelines, like the one above. With chickens it mostly seems to be the problem of having enough primary breeding flocks. With breeds like the Delaware, there is also the difference between hatchery birds, which there are plenty of, and heritage birds which probably would be on a watch list... with most breeds that are popular with hatcheries, after a few generations, they are quite different from the heritage or foundation stock of the breeds, to the point where they are really different breeds.
     

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