Russian Orloff chicken

Russian Orloff Chickens

The Russian Orloff is a dual-purpose, heritage chicken breed, especially prized for its meat.

Red Poll cattle

Red Poll Cattle

The Red Poll is a rare, exceptionally hardy, dual-purpose cattle breed raised for beef in North America, but it makes a fine household dairy cow, too.

Caspian Horses

Caspian Horses

Caspian horses are slim, elegant small horses ideally suited for driving and for small adult or young riders. Their beauty, background and rarity make them a favorite horse breed among wealthy, equine rare-breed conservators.

Dorper Sheep

Dorper Sheep

Dorper sheep are a large, hardy meat sheep breed from South Africa. They do one thing, and they do it well.

Buckeye Chicken

Buckeye Chickens

Buckeye chickens are dual-purpose, heritage chickens known for their luscious meat and their wintertime production of medium-sized, brown eggs. They are active foragers and a calm-natured chicken breed, making them ideal for backyard flocks and pasture-poultry applications. Buckeye chickens come in large-fowl and bantam sizes.

Nigerian Dwarf goat

Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Nigerian Dwarf goats are perfectly scaled miniature dairy goats. Nigerian Dwarfs give up to two quarts of 6- to 10-percent butterfat milk per day. Nigerian Dwarfs, particularly bucks, have been used to develop a number of other small breeds, including the six breeds registered by the Miniature Dairy Goat Association (Miniature Alpines, Miniature LaManchas, Miniature Nubians, Miniature Oberhaslis, Miniature Saanen/Sables and Miniature Toggenburgs), the Miniature Silky Fainting Goat and the cute, fleecy Nigora.

Rex Rabbits

The Rex rabbit breed is a meaty rabbit that was developed from a mutation giving it extremely dense, velvety fur. Photo Courtesy Bowtie, Inc./ Isabelle Francais

Shorthorn Cattle

Shorthorn cattle were once triple-purpose beef, dairy and draft cattle, but since 1948, there have been two main types of registered Shorthorn cattle: Shorthorns raised for beef and Milking Shorthorns.

Polish Rabbits

The Polish rabbit breed descended from the white hutch rabbit and was first bred as a ruby-eyed white rabbit. Photo Courtesy Marylou Zarbock

Blue Andalusian Chicken

Andalusian Chickens

The Andalusian chicken is a lean, elegant layer that produces about three large, chalk-white eggs per week. It is an exceptional winter egg producer as well as a good source of breast meat.