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In this issue

In the October 2023 issue of Fancy Fowl: Finding a way back for the fancy, Coloured Calls Complete Dispersal sale, Sussex Gallery, Crosby Ravensworth Show, At Home with Sam Gaukroger, A Little Bit of This & That, Columbus Ohio National, and more!

What is Rare?

It would be accurate to say that many breeders and fanciers are currently concerned about their particular breed in terms of how it is regarded officially, and some may be unaware of who is looking after their interests as far as protection measures go in the face of any government-imposed cull.

What is Rare?

2 mins

Our Life with La Fleche (Part1) - Cherry Tree Rare Breeds

Our story with poultry started in 2006 when Chloe then ten, announced “can we keep chickens?’’ That simple question has taken us from a collection of 4 hybrid layers to an established flock of rare breed La Flèche within ten years.

Our Life with La Fleche (Part1) - Cherry Tree Rare Breeds

5 mins

Red Mite

The Poultry Keeper's Nightmare

Red Mite

5 mins

Poultry Club News

Poultry Club News

Poultry Club News

4 mins

VICVET

Victoria answers more of your questions… (www.vicvet.com)

VICVET

2 mins

Staffordshire County Show

“At last a show to report on!”

Staffordshire County Show

4 mins

Vorwerk Bantams

Having won ‘Best Bantam Vorwerk’ at the National show every year since 2011, it is clear that breeder Jane Freeman has a real passion for the breed - the bantams in particular. We caught with her to find out more about them…

Vorwerk Bantams

5 mins

Poultry At The Rutland County Show

The LPCG moved last year to The Rutland County Show after its previous location and funding was lost.

Poultry At The Rutland County Show

3 mins

A Visit To The Dutch Poultry Museum In Barneveld

Brinsea’s Fiona Browne and Marc Braddock have been planning a visit to the Dutch Poultry Museum since the beginning of the year. Friday 14th October was world egg day and since the museum was celebrating this over the weekend it seemed a great time to visit.

A Visit To The Dutch Poultry Museum In Barneveld

2 mins

​BWA Championship Show

Driving towards this year’s BWA Championship Show in Stroud, I remembered with fondness the same show in previous years.

​BWA Championship Show

2 mins

Zade Shakeshaft and Asian Game

A relative newcomer to the Asian Game scene, youngster Zade Shakeshaft has an undeniable passion for her birds and has been securing a few wins of note in recent years. Fancy Fowl caught up with her to discover how she got started in Asian Hardfeather and what fuels her interest for these unique varieties of poultry...

Zade Shakeshaft and Asian Game

4 mins

Are You Prepared?

The Bird Flu situation in late December last year really rocked fanciers’ worlds, no doubt affecting their breeding plans for 2017. And poultry keepers around the country were wondering why after several years without a problem it suddenly reared its ugly head again. It is cited as being due to ‘migrating birds’ but there has been a lot of migrating birds since 2005, seemingly without issue. One thing is certain - the fear in people’s minds won’t disappear easily, and it might take a while for confidence to return. There are, however, potential upsides, in that it has forced some people to reduce stock and focus on quality, and if the surge of interest in poultry is anything like it was in the years that followed the 2005 Bird Flu, then there is cause for optimism. While we hope there are no such outbreaks in the months to follow, we think it is important to be prepared, and spoke to some prominent fanciers to get their thoughts and feelings on the upcoming 2017 show season...

Are You Prepared?

10+ mins

And On That Farm There Were Some Silkies

An interview with Silkie Specialist John McDonald

And On That Farm There Were Some Silkies

10 mins

Royal Cornwall Show

8th - 10th June 2017

Royal Cornwall Show

1 min

Memory Of Dr W. C Carefoot

Memory of Dr W. C. Carefoot honoured with Donation of 2 Memorial Trophies at National Show: 1 for the Best Marked Wyandotte and 1 for Best Barred Rock.

Memory Of Dr W. C Carefoot

1 min

Breeding Birds

Many seasoned breeders can recognise a valuable bird in their flock that won’t necessarily look good in the show pen.

Breeding Birds

8 mins

Armagh County Agricultural Show

The annual Armagh County Agricultural show held this year on Saturday 11th June was staged in the glorious location of Gosford Forest Park at the edge of the town of Markethill in County Armagh.

Armagh County Agricultural Show

4 mins

Adele Stanley On: Cayugas

Fancy Fowl asked the questions...

Adele Stanley On: Cayugas

4 mins

Buff Laced Polands (Chamois)

Starting over with the Large Fowl...

Buff Laced Polands (Chamois)

4 mins

Into ‘The Fancy'

So, needing a new wheelbarrow we head off to a farm sale in the hills, where a wide assortment of goodies availed and then to my surprise a quantity of fowl - right at the end of the sale.

Into ‘The Fancy'

5 mins

Rose-combed Anconas

The Ancona Club has approximately 70 members and always enjoys good numbers of entries at both the National and the Club Show at the Federation.

Rose-combed Anconas

2 mins

It's easy they said….. It'll be fun they said….

Firstly I must say that it is both an honour and a privilege to be a Breed Club Secretary especially for such an old and high profile Club as The Silkie Club which has been in existence since 1886.

It's easy they said….. It'll be fun they said….

4 mins

Standard Colours

The need for consistent terms...

Standard  Colours

3 mins

Federation Poultry Show 2016

The 2016 Federation show was approached with some trepidation after hearing the news that there had been an outbreak of Avian Influenza in Lincolnshire on the afternoon of the day before the show. This caused a social media frenzy with very mixed opinions and a percentage of people opting not to show.

Federation Poultry Show 2016

2 mins

The Poland Breed - What's Your Experience? Pt. 1

We spoke to two Poland breeders this month: one an experienced Fancier, Stephen Hodge (who shows with his brother Graham), and Martin O’Hara, a newcomer to the breed. Stephen and Graham won the Best Soft Feather Light Bantam award at the National Show 2016 with a White Crested Black bantam female. We put the following questions to him...

The Poland Breed - What's Your Experience? Pt. 1

3 mins

A Small Word...

As you may be aware I have been involved in showing various species of livestock all my life, and I find it amazing just how many fellow ‘fanciers’ also show other livestock.

A Small Word...

3 mins

The Rouen Duck

Rouen ducks are visibly giant Mallards which originated in France.

The Rouen Duck

3 mins

The Poor Relation?

When putting the Alan James feature together, I was touched by one of his comments. So much so that I posted it on Social Media to an overwhelming and immediate response. I posted: "I have just done an interview with a breeder and one of his answers struck a chord with me. He said: "Many people think that the bantams are the 'be all and end all' of the breed and the large are the poor relation. What are your thoughts concerning your breed? Is that the case?” Below are some of your replies...

The Poor Relation?

10+ mins

Alan James On Large Moderns

Alan James is a quitely spoken chap but is straight-talking nonetheless. I can relate to his passion for the Pile colour, and it was good to catch up with him at the 2016 National show, where he won the award for Best Large Modern and got onto Championship Row. I put the following questions to him...

Alan James On Large Moderns

5 mins

Royal Cheshire Show

From Judge Colin Clark… Poultry Section

Royal Cheshire Show

3 mins

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Fancy Fowl Magazine Description:

PublisherToday Magazines

CategoryAnimals and Pets

LanguageEnglish

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The UK's leading poultry magazine for showing, breeding, conservation and general tips on keeping poultry. In full colour with lots of great pictures. A monthly title that is there for the amateur to keen professional poultry keeper. Included are:
Breed Focus, Health tips and advice, Show Reports, Junior pages, Competitions, 'At Home With' articles on various keepers, Waterfowl, Turkeys, Classified Ads, Breeder Directories, Exhibition Diary and Display Advertising for relevant products and services.

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