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Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills to host Rare Breeds Show

Event to be held May 20

Three of the approximate 150 black Java chickens at Garfield Farm Museum.
Three of the approximate 150 black Java chickens at Garfield Farm Museum.

CAMPTON HILLS – Garfield Farm Museum and members of the Livestock Conservancy will host the 32nd annual Rare Breeds Show from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 20 at Garfield Farm Museum, 3N016 Garfield Road, Campton Hills.

A milking Devon cow and calf are examples of one of the oldest breeds of cattle brought to Plymouth by the Pilgrims. Other cattle varieties in attendance include Dutch belted and traditional milking shorthorn dairy cattle.

Dominique and black Java chickens, the two oldest breeds of American chickens, will also be featured along with Icelandic chickens, French wheaten marans, lavender orpington chickens, snowy ducks and pilgrim geese.

Cathy Blecker of Campton Hills will display her raptor and discuss the history of falconry.

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