Landrace Chickens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by EledaWV, Jan 6, 2015.

  1. EledaWV

    EledaWV Chirping

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    I've been looking for a list of landrace chickens available in the U.S. (and beyond!), but most of the info available refers to Icelandics.
    Please add to the list if you can!

    Icelandics
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/299038/icelandic-chickens

    Norwegian Jaerhons
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/8796/norwegian-jaerhon

    Swedish Flower Hen
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/375288/swedish-flower-hen-thread

    Olandsk Dwarf
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/375288/swedish-flower-hen-thread

    Hedemora
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/414844/hedemora-thread

    Im certain there are more..
     

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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  3. EledaWV

    EledaWV Chirping

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    So "Finnish Chicken" is an umbrella term which includes as varieties "Alho, Savitaipale, Hornio, Häme and Piikkiö", I woner if these are kept as seperate flocks or if its similar to Hedemoras, where different varieties exist but they are kept in the same group for breeding...hmm

    Im not sure if the svarts are landrace, or if they were just developed in a specific region...

    There are feral chickens in Key West and Hawaii, not a landrace, but interesting...
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    I can't help with that but I think they're considered 'varieties' like a black vs. white leghorn. And they could very well be developed in different regions and be related - or not.
     
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  5. Dorinda Troutman

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  6. Kyanite

    Kyanite Loving Life!

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    I'm going to follow along. I keep Icelandics, SFH, and Svarthöna. I'm pretty enamored with landraces. I'm a member of the FB group Dorinda shared. It's a great resource.
     
  7. Rye

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    Andalusians and Leghorns were Landrace fowl in their parent countries.

    Dorkings were most likely a landrace as well thousands of years ago.
     

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