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The image shows a typical barren and dirty backyard ....

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The image shows a typical barren and dirty backyard (Errath, 1985). It is easy to observe the puzzling contrast between the well-framed poultry house and both, the poor fence and heterogeneous chickens. The owner who made the fence made also the poultry house? Probably not; someone was paid for. Was the house made only to protect scavenging local chickens or degenerated exotic ones? Certainly not, because it is very wide and costly. The best hypothesis is that the hut was built as a part of a project to house permanently exotic breeds. Looking to the border of the roof it is possible to deduce that some years have passed by and straw has been added. As it happens frequently, at the end of the projects the owner was not able or did not wanted to buy the mash and was obliged to open the doors to allow the animal to scavenge. In these conditions the genetic regression was quick. In few years no remnant will remain to remember a project was there.