[Sca-cooks] something to ponder (old chicken breeds)

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Wed Jun 11 06:59:30 PDT 2008

Yeah, that's a good site ;-) I'm dying for a pair of Sebastapols- for
those who don't want to go look, they look like geese who got caught
in a windstorm ;-)

I think next spring, I'm going to set things up so my Romans can
breed. This year, one went broody, but no offspring. I think they need
water to breed effectively, and that's what I want to set up for them.

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Jennifer Dobyns <jendobyns at verizon.net> wrote:
> Greetings,
> This has been interesting, hopefully I can add something useful to the
> conversation as my first post, a link for the American Rare Breeds
> Conservancy.  They have a section on poultry that could be informative:
> http://www.albc-usa.org/
> And as for period chicken size, my understanding is that they should be
> quite small.  Even by the 18th Century, chickens were still much smaller
> than they are today (my 18C foodie friends refer to the big ones at the
> supermarket as "franken chickens").  Somewhat bigger than a cornish game
> hen, but  much smaller that what Mr. Purdue produces.
> Perhaps it's time to start investigating period paintings for evidence?
> Genevieve D'Aubigne
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