Rare Heritage Breeds

Rare Heritage Livestock

Rare Heritage Livestock

Animals on the endangered species list are generally wild animals. And usually they are there because of hunting, loss of habitat, or pollution. If we leave these animals alone, and they generally come back. Rare Heritage Livestock breeds (Endangered species of...

Rare Heritage Livestock

Rare Heritage Livestock

Animals on the endangered species list are generally wild animals. And usually they are there because of hunting, loss of habitat, or pollution. If we leave these animals alone, and they generally come back. Rare Heritage Livestock breeds (Endangered species of...

Bourbon Red Turkey: Slow Ark Food of Taste

Bourbon Red Turkey: Slow Ark Food of Taste

When it comes to Thanksgiving, the star of the show is undoubtedly the turkey. While there are numerous turkey varieties to choose from, one stands out as the best choice for a truly exceptional Thanksgiving feast: the Bourbon Red Turkey. With its rich history,...

Light Brahma: Recovering

Light Brahma: Recovering

Often referred to as the “King of All Poultry,” the Light Brahma chicken is appreciated for its great size, strength, and vigor. By 1901, some individual birds were documented to have reached the incredible weights of 17 to 18.25 pounds for cocks. Brahmas are large...

Black Australorps: Recovering

Black Australorps: Recovering

Black Australorp chickens were imported into Australia during the period between 1890 and about 1900. In England during this same period, Black Australorps were being refined for their meat qualities. However, the Australians immediately valued the breed for its...

Red Wattle : Threatened : Slow Ark Food of Taste

Red Wattle : Threatened : Slow Ark Food of Taste

The Red Wattle is a large, red hog with a fleshy wattle attached to each side of the neck. The wattles have no known function.  However, the breed is unique to North America making them especially valuable genetically.  Mature animals weigh 600 to 800 pounds, but may...

Red Devon : Recovering : Slow Ark Food of Taste

Red Devon : Recovering : Slow Ark Food of Taste

Red Devon : Recovering : Slow Ark Food of Taste Origin During Caesar’s conquest of Britain starting in 55 BC, he found a small, fine-boned breed of cattle known only by its Latin name: Bos longifrons. This breed was not native to the island. They were possibly brought...