German Pekin Duck

German Pekins

The Pekin Duck we know today as an exhibition bird nearly died out in Britain, saved only by importations from Europe to bolster the bloodstock. Hence we call them German

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Egg candling chart

What is going on inside?

The embryo develops at a predictable rate inside the egg. By shining a bright light through the shell you can see how it is progressing. How easy it is depends

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Black-necked Swan cygnets

Black-necked Swans

The South American Black-necked Swan, Cygnus melanocoryphus, only develops the full black neck on its first adult moult. These swans are quite vocal and have a soft musical whistle. Though

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Thank you

To our lovely donors for your generosity: Dan Aldersley — Michael Attew — Philippa Mitchell — Andy Street — Billy Sumner — Waddesdon Manor — Paul Zwetsloot —

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3 Toulouse Geese

Gentle Giants

Toulouse Geese range tremendously in size and quality. Exhibition birds weigh 9-11 kg in the geese and 12-13.5 kg in the ganders. They are usually grey; pearly grey being preferred

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Delays with our magazine

We were very disappointed to hear that the printworks contracted to produce our magazine suffered a major fire at their factory earlier this month. The team are pulling out all

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It’s Showtime again!

Just a week to get your entries in to The Virtual Poultry Photo Shows 2020’s Winter Fest. Simply join the group and submit your photos by following the instructions in

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