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Rare Breeds Royal Show - Canberra June 2017

Posted by Peter Shands on June 26, 2016 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (277)

Hello All,

The Royal Canberra Poultry Show 2017 wil be held on the June long weekend.

In 2017 this show will hold a Rare Breeds Championship within the event.

Campine exhibits have been present in good number since 2009 when the Campine was the Feature Breed of the Show. The 2017 Royal Canberra Poultry Show presents as wonderful exhibition "home" for our breed.

I do hope we can all breed good numbers this season and put on an excellent showing of our Campines again.

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Posted by Jude on October 21, 2013 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (92)

Very pleased with my newly acquired Silver Trio, thank you so much Des for letting me have these birds.

incubating Campine eggs

Posted by julie on February 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (338)

hello fellow Campine lovers,

I have hatched Campines in both an incubator and also using a broody hen, wonderful results with the broody, but only fair results with the incubator.

It has been suggested that I should lower the incubator temperature.

Can anyone tell me what temp. I should set?

yours in hatching,


Campine Breeders workshop

Posted by Peter Shands on January 23, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (54)

Hello all.

The Feather Club of Queensland is holding a Breeders workshop at the Rosewood Showgrounds on March the 3rd commencing at 9am. One of the featured breeds is the Campine. Presented by Ross Summerell who is an expert poultryman and a long term Campine breeder. I will be attending and encourage all Campine Breeders to come along ... this will be an outstanding day. Secretary's contact number, details and map link are now on the Calendar (see 3rd March)

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moss vale may show

Posted by dunollie campines on January 23, 2013 at 4:15 AM Comments comments (54)

hi everyone our moss vale poultry club has added campines to the show schedule and i would like to invite everyone with campines toshow this may at our annual show i am encouraging all campine breeders to make an appearance if they can i am promoting the breed so others will join us mad camper breeders. please join me and show the force of the campine in the southern highlands and surrrounds. many thanks angela dunollie campines.

fox control

Posted by Jan Kates on January 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM Comments comments (126)

Peter's news of day time fox raids (he is not far from me - as the fox marauds, and the news that another neighbour has lost chickens also, leads me to ask if anyone has a basic fox trap design? Of the cage type I mean.



Posted by dunollie campines on January 3, 2013 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (98)

hi peter have now looked at the blog looks great read the articles  you have done a great job will get started looking for information to help with this site. i will be dragging books out all day if the temperatures go too high for outdoor work again well done never lose sight of the big picture these birds are the most intelligent, inquisitive and very much problem solving birds of the poultry world i have spent far too much time in the paddock with them but when watched clo...

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Classing Campines

Posted by Peter Shands on January 2, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (109)

Well ... selecting which of my Campines to retain and breed from is always very challenging for me.

I'm always trying to find better ways to select the "keepers" and 'A' Class birds as early in their life as I can. With any luck the day will come when I can accurately class day old chicks (says he looking skywards!) or maybe even the eggs themselves??

I pedigree record all my chicks as soon as they hatch using wing tag identification and a software program ZOOEASY that is purpose...

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Congratulations on the Site Enhancements

Posted by Des on January 2, 2013 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (108)


Well done on the outcome of the effort you have put into this site.  We don't 'blog' as a rule but only because we don't know how to do so.  Look forward to watching knowledge and ideas being exchanged between people interested in preserving Campines.  Here goes our first post.:)

Des B

Armidale NSW

Eliminating Feather Picking

Posted by Peter Shands on January 2, 2013 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (52)

While I was publishing the 2 fact sheets on feather picking today I re-read Fred Jeffrey's excellent section in his book BANTAM CHICKENS. This section is now included in our site.

What occurred to me was that the Campine naturally ticks a few of the "predisposing boxes".

I select for slow feathering birds as I believe they more often than not become the best marked birds ... slow feathering birds are natural targets. Also bright coloured birds seem to be targets (according to Fred...

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