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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:26 am 
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Scots Greys have recently been added to the Australian Poultry Standards after being imported to Australia by Avgen.

They are not yet well spread around Australia and are still very difficult to buy.

They are light breed that lay white eggs and handle like a gamefowl. I can see these being a hardy backyard breed in the future.

There is a trio being auctioned by Peter West (a breeder in Brisbane) on a facebook group that has been set up to help poultry clubs and causes.

If you'd like to help regional poultry young people and at the same time acquire a trio of rare Scots Greys, the group where you can make a bid is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/poultry ... 817568789/


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:14 pm 
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The Scots Greys imported were from two breeders in the UK, one being Andy Marshall. Andy Marshall is a well renowned breeder in the UK and some of you may be familiar with his monthly articles in the UK poultry magazine, Practical Poultry. This breed is an old Scottish breed, very hardy and good layers. I have it on good authority that the cockerels taste ok too! ( I don't eat chicken or eggs). They have a good temperament and the odd feral cockerel is easily tamed.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:46 pm 
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hi cathy not easly found but keenly sort after when on offer.
we have auctioned over 50 prs/ trios from several breeders of both imported and australian blood lines birds at euroa last year. (the Australian blood lines are on the whole a little bit larger bird). added to this at toolern vale we have had over 200 roosters from 2 breeders in the meat market and they are always keenly sort after by the meat eating public. A very popular breed for egg laying and meat.
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