This page also has links that will take you to various articles. Some are written by members of the club, including those by club
President Chris McCary and Secretary Laura Haggarty. Some are found on other websites. Some of these articles are made
freely available to the public. Some of these articles are available only to paid members of the ABPC.
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History of the Buckeye Breed and Articles
The American Buckeye Poultry Club
There is an awful lot of information out there that talks about the history of the Buckeye chicken, and some of it is conflicting.
But we have an article written by Nettie Metcalf herself, for the Pacific Fancier Magazine in their Volume VII, No. 4, April 1909
edition. The article has been scanned in its entirety, and contains every word Nettie wote, and even some pictures of her birds and
both her farms, the one in Ohio where she created her famous birds, and the one in California where she subsequently moved.
It even has information on the birds she used to create her Buckeyes, and the breed club she founded and was President of, The
National Red Feather Club. Check it out, it makes for fascinating reading for anyone who's a fan of these great birds!
As well, here is another article about the history of the Buckeye chicken, written by Mrs. Metcalf herself, that was published in
the October, 1917 edition of Poultry Success magazine.
See this great section on Buckeye chickens in the historical book "The Mating and Breeding of Poultry" by Harry M. Lamon and
Rob R. Slocum.
See this page for a wonderful comparison between Buckeye and Rhode Island Red chickens, from the May, 1912 copy of
American Poultry Advocate.
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