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Britannic Rare Breeds aim to promote all traditional native farmed livestock, in particular rare breeds and where possible make them easily obtainable.

Native breeds form a valuable part of our cultural heritage and their continued existence and genetic diversity is important to provide opportunities and options for both commercial and domestic circumstances in the future.
Rare breeds are rare because smallholders are rare, in truth we should all do our bit to grow our own and it is in this domestic, low intensity and small scale environment that so many traditional breeds flourish where a dependant commercial strain would not.

A great array of traditional breeds still exist and it is among this great diversity that you are likely to find a breed or variety ideally suited to your own environment, requirements and circumstances.

Featured Breed - Legbar chicken

The Legbar was the second auto sexing breed developed at Cambridge Agricultural research department. They were developed to compete with the Leghorn and Rhode Island Red as a commercial egg laying breed. Their auto sexing ability gave a distinct advantage to the farmer. The Legbar was being created from 1932 using utility strains of the brown Leghorn and Barred Plymouth Rock.

Read more about the Legbar here

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