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Thanks for checking out my blog, my blog is just information I have written and compiled for the benefit of myself and others in regards to education regarding certain subjects. I hope you find it both interesting and educational, God bless - Daniel.

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Determining Chick Gender

Posted on October 27, 2012 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

                                      Determining Chick Gender By Daniel Thornton

 

One of the most common questions for the average individual raising poultry is wishing to know the age old ques...

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American Old English Game Bantams

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (3)

                                 Old English Game Bantams by Daniel Thornton
History

 

Old English Game bantams or simply OEGBs, have a lot of confusion on where they came from originally. The history is divided amongst two groups; one group argues that they are descendants of the large...

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Ramelsloher

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

History

Ramelsloher were first developed in the 1800's between Ostfriesland and Hamburg in the village of Ramelsloh (which is the district of Harbug) as a simple-white farm chicken; Baker A. Timme, from Lüneburg, described these birds between 1866-1871 during his journeyman years as a journeyman baker. A shipowner by the name of A. D. Wichmann from Hamburg is the man responsible for developing this breed, he decided to set them as a breed and in 1874 sh...

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Kosovo Longcrower

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

History

The Kosovo (or Drenica) long crowers could be found all throughout the Republic of Kosovo since time immemorable, as well as Metohija, and Sandzak. The breed was developed in the province of Drenica, and can be found throughout many of the villages there such as Polac Trstenik, Likoshan, and Vrbovec where they were kept by farmers and passed down generation to generation until the present, and later found in cities such as Glogovac, Skenderaj,...

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American Gamefowl

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

                    American Gamefowl by Daniel Thornton and Randy Stevens

General Notes

Purpose: Ornamental

Comb: Pea & Straight

Broodiness: Frequent

Climate Tolerance: All Climates.

Breed Temperament: Aggressive towards other birds, but easily handled by people. Bears confinement well, and very vocal.

Breed colors/va...

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The History And Characteristics of The Kraienkoeppe As I Know It

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)

  The History And Characteristics of The Kraienkoeppe As I Know It by Daniel Thornton

History

Kraienköppe (singular: Kraienkopp), also called the Twentse, are a little known about breed that were developed on the border region between Germany and the Netherlands, around 1850. The name Kraienköppe means something like “Crow head”, not necessarily because their...

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