The Buckeye is the only American breed developed by a woman, Nettie Metcalf, in the 1890s, from a complex mix of Buff Cochin, Barred Plymouth Rock, Black-Breasted Red Game, and other breeds. It is an active, meaty dual-purpose breed that should be given room to range and that does well in harsh winters. Photo by Jeannette Beranger of The Livestock Conservancy