Waterfowl, Exhibition, Gamebirds and Backyard Flocks (WEGBY)
Game birds such as quail, pheasant and chukar partridge are raised both as ornamental birds as well as for game preserves and clubs. Game birds can be an exotic menu addition for home and restaurant meals. Check the North American Gamebird Association’s website for more information about game bird production.
Many pure breeds of poultry are raised for exhibition, hobby or breed preservation purposes. The “Standard of Perfection,” available through the American Poultry Association, is the standard by which exhibitions are judged. The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy works to preserve rare breeds of livestock, including rare poultry breeds. These rare or pure breeds may be more suitable for small flock holders.