original importation of Dutch Bantam

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Posted by John Fugate on March 18, 19103 at 14:01:13:

I believe that I am the original importer of the Dutch Bantam into the US..
I am ageing and my memory is not as good as it once was..
There was a Mrs Roberts from the New York area who imported - perhaps in the 1930's? I contacted her and found that the breed had been hopelessly crossed and was lost.
I contacted Mev Anna Banning-Vogelpoel in Holland and arranged to have eggs sent to Lawrence Krause of Gillett, WI. Lawrence hatched the eggs and I picked up a cock and 5 pullets in Wisconsin and brought them to TN. My cock turned out to be sterile and Lawrence sent me his cock. I raised several and put them into the hands of interested breeders. They again became crossed with Old English..I became disgusted and gave up on the breed
I paid Mrs Banning with a shipment of poultry from Dale English's flock (Terre Haute, IN). Lawrenc Krause never raised any Dutch to my knowledge!
I still have correspondance re Dutch Bantams if the club would like me to send it! jf

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