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Kimber Poultry Breeding Farms Records: American Poultry Historical Society Papers

Chicken picture Introduction

Walter F. Hughes' collection of documents relates to poultry breeding and poultry business in Kimber Poultry Breeding Farms, Niles, California. The collection contains 1926-1927 pedigree of individual records attained by chickens in breeding pens. A general catalog, published in 1955, describing all factors in Kimber Farms' efforts to produce a more profitable White Leghorn chicken is also included. A few issues of Kimberchik News from 1944-1955, are bound with a catalog. A single black and white photograph (ca. 1965) depicts the Kimbers and the senior staff of the organization.

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Container List

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Kimber Strain White Leghorns, 1955.
Kimber Strain Turkeys, 1965.
Individual Pedigree Bird Records, 1926.
Picture of Kimber's Professional Staff, 1965.