Did you know 1/3 of chicken breeds are in danger of becoming extinct?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by VioletBlueIvy, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. VioletBlueIvy

    VioletBlueIvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I was in shock that Orpingtons are on the list as it is my favorite breed. They are good layers and very sweet birds. Thanks for the link very informative.[​IMG]
     
  3. chickendales

    chickendales Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that list dosent look every true some those breed are very popular
     
  4. D'Angelo N Va.

    D'Angelo N Va. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the reminder, I meant to get a copy today and forgot it. I have just put a reminder on my phone and will pick one up tomorrow a.m.
     
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    That is so sad. [​IMG] Maybe because they keep producing Hybrids? [​IMG]
     
  6. eeyore75

    eeyore75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree Jesse...... only about 1/3 of the breeds LISTED were endangered!! Maybe it is a count based off of worldwide show entries. ARBA counts breeds as endangered based off of the Convention #'s year to yr......
     
  7. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The only one I would question is the Black Silkie but the rest are on the ALBC Conservation Priority List http://albc-usa.org/cpl/wtchlist.html#chickens

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    is amazing but sad, some of our poultry is nearly extinct. Like Javas especially the Mottled Javas and particularly the Auburn Java. And there are only a few breeders in the USA who raise Barred Hollands, another very old breed. Yes it is very scary about the Orps, who would have thought. Or the Barnevelders. These are all wonderful breeds (we carry them all for anyone who is interested in raising them). [​IMG]
     

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