The Old English Games, White Dorking, and White Faced Black Spanish are ancient breeds of domestic poultry that date back to the first century. These breeds were among the first imported by colonists to the New World.
The Dominique, Silver Spangled Hamburg, and the White Crested Black Polish are heritage breeds of domestic poultry that were prized by colonists. The Dominique is recognized as the first breed to originate from the United States.
Watch a heritage breed chick stretch at last year's event.
Turkeys are one of the only domestic poultry that are native to the Americas. When explorers arrived, they found domesticated turkeys, which were then brought back to Europe.
Waterfowl are domestic poultry that swim or live near water including breeds of ducks and geese. The following breeds originated around the world; Toulouse is a French breed of goose, Cayuga is an American breed of duck, Rouen is a French breed of duck, Runner is a Southeast Asian breed of duck, and Pekin is a Chinese breed of duck.
Take a "gander" at these ducks and geese chatting with each other, what do you think they are talking about? Maybe they are telling some duck tales!
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