Heritage Breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CuzChickens, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello and top of the morning to ya!

    I consider myself fairly experienced in the world of chickens, but I do not know much about actual breeds. I am going to write the breeds I have down and I want you to tell me which are heritage and which are not.

    Lavender Orpington
    Buff Orpington
    Silver Laced Wyandotte
    Golden Laced Wyandotte
    Speckled Sussex
    Light Brahma
    Welsummer
    White Leghorn
    Black Australorp
    Partridge Plymouth Rocks.

    Thank you!
     
  2. dtown2002

    dtown2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    The Buff Orpington is a heritage, but I don't know about the rest. Hope this helped!!
     
  3. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Oh my! I saw this but I thought I had answered and I just realized I did not. Sorry about that! That is definitely helpful. I guess maybe that means the Lavender Orpingtons are too??? Thanks!
     
  4. varidgerunner

    varidgerunner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ldawntaylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If I were to guess I would say the Welsummer breed is a heritage breed as well. When you look at when they originated and such.
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    I think they all are. The Orpington is, but not the Lavender color I think. heritage is defined as any breed that is standard bred and accepted by the APA or ABA up to and including 1952. After 1952, they are not heritage breeds. I believe, double check me on this, that the Lavender color is recent. I do not know if a recent (post 1952) color in a heritage breed DQ's it from being a heritage variety.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  7. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Ok. Thanks! I love the Welsummer!
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Ok. Thanks! I love the Welsummer!
    Hello! Thank you! That was very helpful and I did not know about the whole post 1952 thing, that makes alot more sense.
     
  10. ldawntaylor

    ldawntaylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far I really like my Welsummer chicks. They are only a little over 2 months old now. My mom keeps asking me when my cockerel will "start looking like the Cornflakes chicken".
     

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