Farmers usually don’t keep and nurture chickens for long, thus the concern regarding the difficulty of handling the poultry population.
The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy or ALBC has been asking help from us concerning the chicken census. ALBC is finally determined to extend their concern towards all breeds of poultry found in the Northern part of America. It takes a tremendous amount of hard work to take on even just two breeds for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization located in Rome.
It of the utmost importance that RBC poultry breeders are registered on the RBC website so that we are informed and updated with what resources we presently have.
The Chantecler, which is the only Canadian native breed, is highly demanded. Therefore, we are in need of more breeders in all areas of the country.
The following breeds are critical in terms of number (<100)
- Silver Gray Dorking
- White Wyandotte
- Brown Leghorn
- Munro Leghorn
- White Jersey Giant
- Saskatchewan Plymouth
- Barred Rock
Endangered Chicken Breeds (100-499):
- Shaver White Leghorn (2 strains)
- Columbian Rock
- Hungarian Yellow
- Light Sussex
- Vulnerable Chicken Breed (500-999):
- Black Jersey Giant
- New Hampshire Red
- Rhode Island Red
At-Risk Chicken Breed (1000+):
- Barred Plymouth Rock