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Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional native farmed livestock, in particular rare breeds and where possible make them easily obtainable.

Native breeds form a valuable part of our cultural heritage and their continued existence and genetic diversity is important to provide opportunities and options for both commercial and domestic circumstances in the future.
Rare breeds are rare because smallholders are rare, in truth we should all do our bit to grow our own and it is in this domestic, low intensity and small scale environment that so many traditional breeds flourish where a dependant commercial strain would not.

A great array of traditional breeds still exist and it is among this great diversity that you are likely to find a breed or variety ideally suited to your own environment, requirements and circumstances.

Featured Breed - North Devon cow

Also Known As: Red Rubies.
Francis Quartly of Great Champson was a keen developer and promoter of the North Devon during the 19th century. The North Devon is similar in appearance to the Sussex breed but has a brighter red coat with orange or yellow skin. The North Devon has long since been used as ranching breed of North and South America, Australia and South Africa. The skin and coat colour offering some protection from the sun.

Read more about the North Devon here

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