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Ep. 128 Endangered and Unusual Poultry Breeds, Parts 1 and 2

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Jeannette Beranger

Part 1

In part 1 of this 2-part episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy chats with us about four of her favorite endangered poultry breeds that are being conserved: the Malay, the Redcap, the Creve Coeur, and the White-faced Black Spanish.

Part 2

In part 2 of this 2-part episode of Mother Earth News and Friends, Jeannette Beranger of the Livestock Conservancy continues her conversation with editor Jessica Mitchell about unusual chicken breeds, including the largest chicken breed there is.  Jeannette also share tips about what you can do to help preserve these important breeds.

Jeannette Beranger is the Senior Program Manager for The Livestock Conservancy and has more than 30 years’ experience working as an animal professional in zoological and non-profit institutions. She uses that knowledge to plan and implement breed conservation programs for the Conservancy. She’s an active lecturer, writer, and photographer, and she’s also co-author on the best-selling books An Introduction to Heritage Breeds and Managing Breeds for a Secure Future. Recently, she was named one of Country Women Magazine‘s “45 Amazing Country Woman” for her work in conserving endangered breeds and as one of the Grow Network’s “Top 14 Women Leading the Natural Food Movement.” At home, she practices what she preaches and maintains a heritage breeds farm with a focus on critically endangered Crèvec”ur chickens. You can get in touch with Jeannette at

Additional Resources:

Learn more about The Livestock Conservancy, its micro-grant program, and its Conservation Priority List.

American Poultry Association

American Bantam Association

National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP)

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