Heritage Breed Histories

Heritage Breed bannerWednesday, July 12, 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Did you know that endangered heritage animal breeds exist? Few people know the fascinating history behind some of these rare, unique animals. Join us and learn fascinating facts about the origins of traditional livestock breeds, like:

  • How the end of the fur trade almost drove the most popular rabbit breed in America to extinction.
  • How a population of 50,000 was almost exterminated—by environmentalists!
  • The mystery of the Soay sheep, the oldest domesticated wool producer in the world.

And we won’t just have facts! You will get to meet some of the rarest animals in the world.

Saffron and Honey Homestead is a small, heritage breed farm in Windsor, Maine. Their mission is to provide people with the knowledge to make informed decisions about raising their own animals in a healthy, sustainable way.

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