Guinea Fowl are a breed recognised in the Australian Standard and you can find pieces on them in all the old poultry books.
One of the presentations at the conference of the Amateur Beekeepers' Association of NSW inspired more food for thought about philosophical aspects of bees and beekeeping.
We have all seen livestock at some stage in a saleyard or on a truck that don't look quite right. There is Legislation that prescribes what is acceptable to load as well as Animal Welfare Guidelines that can assist you to make an informed decision.
Recently at a show I was asked about the rare breeds series I have been writing in this column. The question was about the 'point' of keeping rare breeds in a farm situation where productivity is important.
People of all walks of life are swelling the membership numbers of The Amateur Beekeepers' Association in all its branches.
'We could handle a small flood any time now,' was the comment from the owner of a Walgett property hosting Tocal College training courses in March, 2019.
While the last few columns have been on the rare breeds, a few readers I have encountered at shows recently have asked me about getting a few chooks for the farm.