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British Breeds for domestic needs

The Story So Far...

Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional and 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.

Traditional British Poultry Breeds

  • A study of all core British poultry breeds, including chickens, ducks and geese
  • Characteristics of each breed
  • Breed history
  • Breeding and management requirements
  • Modern uses of each breed
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