Inspired by the Rare Breed living at Colonial Williamsburg Red Devon Calf Fluffy, Easy to Handle Poly Fiber Filled 5 3/4"H
Colonial Williamsburg's Rare Breeds program was begun in 1986 to preserve genetic diversity in livestock. Some of the selected breeds represent animals that could have been present in Williamsburg during the 18th century according to historical research. The program complements Colonial Williamsburg's living history interpretation by portraying another aspect of daily life in colonial Virginia. Rare is defined as having fewer than 1,000 animals registered annually in North America. The breeds in the foundation's program - the Leicester Longwool sheep, American Cream Draft horses and America Milking Red Devons have fewer than 200 animals registered annually in North America.