What is the RAREST breed of chicken in the US?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by poultrycrazy, Nov 18, 2010.

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  1. poultrycrazy

    poultrycrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Non-hatchery Houdans, La Fleche, Redcaps, Rosecomb Rhode Island Reds, Hollands, Crevecoeurs


    Lamonas, certain colors of Cornish, Madagascar Game
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. DelcoChix

    DelcoChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure where this breed is as far as 'rare' goes but I'm having a heckuva time finding anything about either Black or Blue Sultans...seems like all I see is the White Sultan--we have a wonderful White one from Meyer Hatchery (2009 hatch), who has been a wonderful bird (pet)...just always wondered about the others...are they out there?
     
  5. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    According to the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, these are on the critical list:

    Buckeye
    Campine
    Chantecler
    Crevecoeur
    Holland
    Modern Game
    Nankin
    Redcap
    Russian Orloff
    Spanish
    Sultan
    Sumatra
    Yokohoma

    You can see the listing of the Threatened and Watch-categorized chicken breeds here: http://www.albc-usa.org/cpl/wtchlist.html#chickens
     
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