Look at this fancy chicken. That is a damn fancy chicken. You know you want to pet it. (seriously, click the clucker)

This is just a friendly PSA from one of the many resident tree-hugging dirt-worshippers here to check out the Livestock Conservancy's list of endangered livestock breeds if you're considering keeping livestock now or in the future.

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Keeping genetic diversity and "heritage breeds" alive and well can go a long way toward improving sustainable farming and cultivation practices. The Livestock Conservancy has lists of breeds for any/all livestock needs, from the large and bovine to the smaller feathered types that could benefit from more farmers and homesteaders taking them on as part of their agri-business or hobby.

So if you're thinking of keeping a flock or a gaggle, a herd or a hutch, check out which breeds could help everyone but checking in with the Livestock Conservancy!