What was the first breed brought to America?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by seedcorn, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were dominique's first breed associated with USA?
     
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I would guess so but so was the Black Javas was here. Someone should know would chime in.
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I think the Doms and the Javas where the first breeds to be bred in America...I'm sure other chickens were brought over on ships!!
     
  5. Vcomb

    Vcomb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my guess would be a hardy dual or triple purpose breed. some sort of rangy and wise free ranger.
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Wyandottes were first bred here. England imported them from us!!
     
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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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  8. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe the question should be when did the chicken cross the pond, and what breed was it?? [​IMG]
     
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Darwin only cataloged 18 breeds of chicken back in the...1800s was it? So we don't have too many to choose from.

    If the Polynesians came first, it was probably some type of Jungle Fowl.

    If the Europeans came first, it was likely some kind of mutt barnyard chicken. I don't think my ancestors paid as much attention to breed purity as we do now.
     
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  10. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
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    A breed believed to be very genetically similar to dorking were the first to be brought over from England on the Mayflower by the pilgrims. Dominiques were developed here, not brought over.
     
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