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Breed Information – ALBC Conservation Priority List

Livestock Breeds Poultry Breeds

View parameters for Livestock on the ALBC Conservation Priority List

View parameters for Poultry on the ALBC Conservation Priority List

Conservation Priority List: Livestock (PDF, 148K), Equines (PDF, 163K)

Conservation Priority List: Poultry (PDF, 167K)

NOTE: Clicking on a breed name in the lists below will open a page about the breed (when available). American breeds are in bold.

ASSES

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
American Mammoth Jackstock

Poitou
  Miniature Donkey  

CATTLE

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
Ancient White Park

Canadienne

Dutch Belted

Florida Cracker

Milking Shorthorn - Native1

Kerry

Milking Devon

Pineywoods

Randall or Randall Lineback
Red Poll Ayrshire

Galloway

Guernsey
Ankole-Watusi

Belted Galloway

Devon or Beef Devon

Dexter

Highland
Chirikof Island (F)

GOATS

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
Arapawa (F)

San Clemente (F)

Myotonic or Tennessee Fainting

Spanish
Nigerian Dwarf

Oberhasli
Golden Guernsey

HORSES 

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
American Cream

Caspian

Cleveland Bay

Colonial Spanish Strains2
Banker 3,5(F)
Belsky 3
Cerbat 3(F)
Choctaw 3,4
Florida Cracker 3
Marsh Tacky3
New Mexico 3,6
Pryor 3 (F)
Santa Cruz
Sulphur 3(F)
Wilbur-Cruce3

Exmoor

Hackney Horse

Shire

Suffolk
Akhal-Teke

Canadian

Colonial Spanish - Combined 2

Dartmoor

Fell Pony

Lipizzan
Clydesdale

Gotland

Irish Draught

Mountain Pleasure/

Rocky Mountain

Belgian

Friesian

Percheron
Dales Pony


PIGS

      • links
Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study
Choctaw (F)

Gloucestershire Old Spots


Guinea Hog

Large Black

Mulefoot

Ossabaw Island
(F)

Red Wattle
Tamworth Hereford   Saddleback

RABBITS

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
American

American Chinchilla

Silver Fox
Belgian Hare

Blanc de Hotot

Silver
Beveren

Crème d'Argent


Giant Chinchilla

Lilac

Rhinelander
   

SHEEP

      • links
Critical threatened Watch Recovering Study
Gulf Coast or Gulf Coast Native

Hog Island (F)

Leicester Longwool

Romeldale/CVM

Santa Cruz (F)
Cotswold

Jacob - American

Karakul - American

Navajo-Churro

St. Croix
Dorset Horn

Lincoln


Oxford


Tunis
Barbados Blackbelly

Black Welsh Mountain

Clun Forest

Katahdin

Shetland

Shropshire

Southdown

Wiltshire Horn
Florida Cracker

LIVESTOCK NOTES

Breeds unique to North America are printed in bold.

(F) Feral populations or breeds of feral origin.

1 Some Milking Shorthorns qualify for the "N" (Native) designation. These animals have pedigrees tracing only to ancestors registered before the herdbook was opened to outcrosses with other dairy breeds;this is a globally endangered population. The status of any Milking Shorthorn can be verified through the AMSS.

2 Includes horses registered by the Spanish Mustang Registry, Southwest Spanish Mustang Association, Spanish Barb Breeders Association, Horse of the Americas, American Indian Horse Registry, and strain registries.

3 Colonial Spanish Horse Strain that also contributes to the combined population.

4 Includes Cherokee and Huasteca influenced horses.

5 Includes Shackleford, Ocracoke, Corolla, Carrot, Core, Hatteras, and Cedar horses.

6 Includes Mt. Taylor, Baca, McKinley, but not New Mexico Horse Project horses.

 

POULTRY

CHICKENS

      • links
Critical threatened Watch RECOVERING STUDY
Andalusian

Aseel

Buckeye

Buttercup

Campine

Catalana

Chantecler

Crevecoeur

Delaware

Faverolle

Holland

Houdan

La Fleche

Malay

Nankin

Redcap

Russian Orloff

Spanish

Sumatra
Ancona

Cubalaya

Dorking

Java

Lakenvelder

Langshan

Sussex
Brahma

Cochin

Cornish - Non-industrial

Dominique

Hamburg

Jersey Giant

Minorca

New Hampshire

Polish

Rhode Island White

Sebright
Australorp

Leghorn- Non-industrial

Orpington

Plymouth Rock- Non-industrial

Rhode Island Red Non industrial

Wyandotte
Araucana1

Egyptian Fayoumis

Iowa Blue

Lamona

Manx Rumpy (aka Persian Rumpless)

Modern Game

Naked Neck (aka Turken)

Old English Game


Phoenix

Shamo

Sultan

Yokohama

Ducks

Learn about ALBC's Waterfowl Census
Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study
Ancona

Aylesbury

Magpie

Saxony

Silver Appleyard

Welsh Harlequin
Buff or Orpington

Cayuga
Campbell

Rouen

Runner or Indian Runner

Swedish
  Australian Spotted

Geese

Learn about ALBC's Waterfowl Census • links
Critical Threatened Watch Recovering Study
American Buff

Cotton Patch

Pilgrim

Pomeranian

Roman

Shetland
Sebastopol African

Chinese

Toulouse
  Gray

Turkeys2

View definition of Heritage Turkey
Critical threatened Watch RECOVERING STUDY
Beltsville Small White

Chocolate

Jersey Buff

Lavendar/Lilac

Midget White




Narragansett

White Holland
Black

Bourbon Red


Royal Palm

Slate


Standard Bronze
  Broad Breasted Bronze

Naturally mating non-standard varieties of turkeys

POULTRY NOTES

Breeds unique to North America are printed in bold.


1 Araucanas and Ameraucanas are often confused with each other, and may be sold interchangeably.

2 “Heritage turkeys" is a phrase now popularly used to describe naturally-mating, long-lived, slow-growing varieties of turkeys, most of which have standards defined by the American Poultry Association. All of the turkeys listed here, EXCEPT the Broad Breasted Bronze, may be called “heritage.”