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Author: Tim Daniels

Reading Bantam Show 2016
Poultry Show Photos and Reports

Reading Bantam Show 2016

The Reading and District Bantam Society Championship show was held last weekend (27th-28th February) and I was again really pleased to be invited to take

Groninger Meeuwe

Uses: Exhibition. Eggs: Number / year?? Colour??. Origin: The Netherlands. Weight: Cock: ? Kg. Hen: ? Kg. Bantam: Cock: ? g. Hen: ? g. Colours:

Federation 2015
Poultry Show Photos and Reports

Federation Poultry Show 2015

Last weekend Rupert and I visited the Federation of Poultry Clubs’ Championship Show or “The Fed” as it’s called by most to take photos of

National Poultry Show 2015
Poultry Show Photos and Reports

National Poultry Show 2015

Once again, I had the pleasure of visiting the Poultry Club of Great Britain’s National Poultry Show 2015 which was held at the International Centre

Worm Egg Count For Chickens
Keeping Chickens

Worm Egg Count Kit for Chickens

If you don’t want to use a wormer indiscriminately or need reassurance that a herbal product is working, then a Worm Egg Count Kit could be the answer!

British Waterfowl Association National 2015
Poultry Show Photos and Reports

British Waterfowl Association National 2015

As always, it was a pleasure to visit the British Watefowl Association National Waterfowl Exhibition held at Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire last Sunday 1st November. This

moulting-chickens
Keeping Chickens

Time for the Annual Moult

It’s mid-October and the chickens are in the middle of their annual moult. This is the time they take a rest from laying eggs and need a little extra care and attention.

Hybrid Chickens

No. of Eggs  4.5/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Utility – eggs / meat and as pets.Origin: Crosses between pure breeds or other hybridsEggs: Hybrid layers:

Goldline Chickens

Cross: Multiple but Rhode Island Red would have been used. Eggs: 300+ Brown Eggs. Useful to Know: Bovans Goldline is the name of a commercial

Feeding Ducks
Keeping Ducks

Feeding Domestic Ducks

This article provides information about feeding ducks: specifically domestic ducks. That is, pet ducks kept in gardens or smallholdings.

Norfolk Grey Chickens

No. of Eggs  3.1/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Dual Purpose Utility / Rare Breed.Origin: Norwich, UK. Eggs: 150 – 220 Tinted.Weight: Cock:

Rhodebar Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.8/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Utility – eggs and meat. Origin: UK.  Eggs: 180 to 200. Weight: Cock: 3.85 Kg. Hen: 2.9 Kg. Bantam: Cock: 1020

Sebright Bantams

No. of Eggs  1.1/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition / Ornamental.Origin: England. Eggs: 50 – 80 white.Weight: Cock: 620 g. Hen: 510 g.Colours: Gold, Silver. (Standardised UK).Useful to Know: A true

Serama Bantams

No. of Eggs  2.2/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition / Ornamental / Pet. Origin: Malaysia. Eggs: 80 – 160 brown to white.

Thüringian Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.5/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition and Rare Breed Conservation. Origin: Germany. Eggs: 140 -180 White per year. Weight:

Vorwerk Chickens

No. of Eggs  2.6/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Attractive, economical utility birds. Origin: Hamburg, Germany. Eggs: 160 – 190 cream / tinted.

Welsummer Chickens

No. of Eggs  3.5/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Dual purpose utility – meat and eggs.Origin: Welsum, Holland. Eggs: 200 – 250 red-brown.Weight:

Yamato Gunkei Chickens

No. of Eggs  0.3/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Originally Cock Fighting, now exhibition. Eggs: 5-20 white or tinted. Origin: Japan. Weight: Cock: 1.8 – 2.7Kg, Hen: 1.35

Yokohama Chickens

No. of Eggs  1.4/5 Easy to Keep?  3.5/5 Uses: Exhibition / Ornamental / Rare breed. Origin: Japan.  Eggs: 80 – 100 white / tinted. Weight: Cock: 1.8