[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...

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administering medicine to the dead.
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----- Original Message ----- 
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)

> 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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