[Sca-cooks] something to ponder (old chicken breeds)
Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps
dephelps at embarqmail.com
Thu Jun 12 20:36:45 PDT 2008
Thank you for this link! I had heard of ALBC, but hadn't seem their website
before. Maybe some day... Right now raising our two high-spirited girls is
keeping our plate full, but maybe some day...
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like
administering medicine to the dead.
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From: "Jennifer Dobyns" <jendobyns at verizon.net>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 8:53 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] something to ponder (old chicken breeds)
> 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:
> 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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