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Top tips for new poultry breeders.

CAN you tell a Silkie from a Peking? Would you shop for Chocolate Orpingtons at Thorntons? Poultry specialist Sam Jones will shed light on rare breed poultry when she hosts an introductory day at Rofft, her smallholding in Llanddulas on Sunday, March 7, 1-4pm.

Would-be poultry keepers will be introduced to breeding and hatching techniques, and given marketing tips such as auction sites and farm outlets.

"There's real potential for breeding rare poultry at the moment," said Sam, who recently sold a Chocolate Orpington pair for pounds 1,000.

"A lot of people want to keep hens in their gardens as something nice to look at as well as for fresh eggs.

"Mauves and reds are very popular at the moment."

The RDP-funded event has been organised by the Conwy Agri-Innovation Project, delivered by Annog for the Conwy Rural Partnership and Conwy Council.

Booking is essential Jo Hughes, 01492 874051 or 07833300206 or
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 25, 2010
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