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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:54 pm 
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Let’s get together and aim for 2000 likes on Avgen's Facebook page!

This is truly an exciting time for supporters of rare breeds and the introduction of new genetics (blood lines) in Australia, and Avgen deserves your support. Please visit and 'like' their Facebook page to show your support. Please share this post.

Some background info - most of you will have heard of the new breeds of poultry imported into Australia from the UK in 2014 by a small company called Avgen. This was truly a tremendous achievement! The import that took place was a rescue mission to salvage some of the breeds that were left over after the failed ARPIS importation and dismantling of their UK breeding facility. A couple of passionate people with the means and desire took it upon themselves to save what was left, despite substantial financial cost, so that a small number of breeds could still make it here.

The success of the 2014 Avgen importation paves the way for future imports into Australia. All going well, Avgen are hopeful for two more importations of a number of new breeds in 2015 and 2016. However, the future imports are not yet a certainty.

The breeds Avgen imported in 2014 were:
• Crèvecoeur – Black
• Derbyshire Red Cap
• Dorking – Dark
• Dutch Bantam – Gold & Yellow
• French Marans – Black Copper & Blue
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• Old English Pheasant Fowl
• Scots Grey
• Sumatra – Black, Blue, Splash
• Croad Langshan – White
• Campine – Silver, Gold & Citrus

Some of these breeds are currently available for sale (Derbyshire Red Cap, Old English Pheasant Fowl, Dutch Bantams and Crèvecoeur) – visit the Avgen page for more details or contact them via email avgenpoultry@westnet.com.au

https://www.facebook.com/pages/AvGen-Poultry/1479259152344697

Note: I do not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from Avgen or any company or organisation that would benefit from this post, I’m just a keen supporter of rare breeds and the work Avgen is doing to bring new breeds and blood lines into Australia.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Sorry to be stupid as I'm not a Facebook person ... what will getting 2000 likes do for them?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:42 pm 
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There are no stupid questions. They won't win an award or anything :-) It will just help raise their public profile and allow them to reach a wider audience by having a bigger presence on the web. By liking their page you are showing your support for Avgen and what they are trying to do. They need the support of the Australian poultry community to ensure the imported breeds are established and secure in Australia. Even if you aren't in a position to buy some imported breeds - liking and sharing their page on Facebook is a good way to show your support.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:09 pm 
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Also by liking the facebook page, you get updates on Avgen news, and the more people getting those updates, the more people talking about the birds to friends, getting the word out there. The only way to conserve these breeds, many of which are very rare in their country of origin, is by getting the word out to the public. Of course not everyone is on facebook, so having lots of people discussing the import birds with their friends, helps to put it out there. There might be some prizes too. I'm always up for a give away, and could probably find a nice poultry book to send out to some lucky person when Avgen reaches that milestone.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:09 pm 
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Do they ever accept their 'friend' requests... just asking

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:02 am 
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Yes but you must accept that there is not someone sitting on the computer all day at Avgen, with the amount of work they have to do with the birds, as well as normal life. These things can take time. There should be a web page up soon, to the best of my knowledge, and more information in the next Australasian Poultry Magazine.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:07 am 
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Thanks for replying Janniwan, just querying..

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:04 pm 
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Just gave the page a like :)

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Liked the page as well !


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