Monday, June 7, 2010

Auburn Javas

More of this rare variety were born, through the Garfield Farm Museum breeding program, at Kohl Children's Museum in Chicago,

The variety, which is historically significant because it was influential in the development of the Rhode Island Red, had not been seen since the 19th century. Garfield Farm's active breeding program, in partnership with Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, hatched enough chicks that some of the rare Auburn variety appeared a few years ago. They are now being husbanded in small flocks by dedicated breeders.

Thanks, Garfield Farm, and Kohl Children's Museum!

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