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​BWA Championship Show

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

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Fancy Fowl
January 2018

Turkey Club Uk Doing The Rounds

Turkey Club Uk Doing The Rounds

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

Royal Cornwall Show

8th - 10th June 2017

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

The Muscovy Duck

Not so long ago the Muscovy Duck was developing a bit of a ‘cult following,’ no doubt helped by Graham Hicks’ multi-winning male ‘Dave’ which was absolutely massive. We caught up with breed advocate Jed Dwight to find out his views on the Muscovy’s current position...

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

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...

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

And On That Farm There Were Some Silkies

An interview with Silkie Specialist John McDonald

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Fancy Fowl
September 2017

Poultry Club News

Poultry Club News

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

VICVET

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

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

Northumberland County Show

Northumberland County Show

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

Red Mite

The Poultry Keeper's Nightmare

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

Staffordshire County Show

“At last a show to report on!”

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

Royal Cheshire Show

From Judge Colin Clark… Poultry Section

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

Booted Bantam Society UK Inaugural Open Day

Booted Bantam Society UK Inaugural Open Day

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

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...

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

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...

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Fancy Fowl
August 2017

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…

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Fancy Fowl
July 2017

Poultry At The Rutland County Show

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

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Fancy Fowl
July 2017

A Little Bit of This & That

It was on the 10th May when arriving early for the Cotswold Club Egg Show and Fish & Chip Supper that we were met by a very seriouslooking Georgia Braby who showed the message on her mobile phone.

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Fancy Fowl
July 2017

The Rouen Duck

Rouen ducks are visibly giant Mallards which originated in France.

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Fancy Fowl
June 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
June 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
June 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
June 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
April 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
April 2017

Buff Laced Polands (Chamois)

Starting over with the Large Fowl...

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Fancy Fowl
April 2017

Adele Stanley On: Cayugas

Fancy Fowl asked the questions...

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Fancy Fowl
April 2017

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...

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Fancy Fowl
March 2017

Standard Colours

The need for consistent terms...

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Fancy Fowl
March 2017

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.

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Fancy Fowl
March 2017

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