Answers: a point for each one correct:
(c) Deborah Meaden is an enthusiastic chicken-keeper. 2. (b) The National Poultry Show is organised by the Poultry Club of Great Britain. 3. (a) It is 90 years since the creator of the Norfolk Grey, Mr Fred Myhill, registered the breed with the Poultry Club. 4. (c) The grey dust is the excrement left by red mite. 5. (b) An average chicken has a wingspan of around 76cm. 6. (a) The Sussex originally appeared as Kent, Surrey or Old Sussex Fowl, having been developed from the farmyard chickens of those counties. 7. (b) A newly-laid egg has a temperature around 40.5C 8. (c) The male Yokohama has an exceptionally long tail. The Barbu de Grubbe has no tail, and there is a rumpless version of the Araucana. 9. (a) Yellow pigment is also stored in the beak and fades over the laying season. 10. (b) Queen Victoria was a keen poultry-fancier, and had a magnificent chicken-house built for her flock. 11. (c) Reginald Appleyard created the Ixworth as a white-skinned table bird that was also a good layer. 12. (b) Warble fly mainly affects cattle. 13. (c) Tylan Soluble is licensed for the treatment of Mycoplasma – Paracox is a coccidiosis vaccine and Flubenvet is a licensed poultry wormer. 14. (b) The Poultry Standards were introduced in 1865. 15. (a) Brahmas were first seen in Britain when nine ‘Grey Shanghaes’ were presented to Queen Victoria. So what was your score? 10-15 points: A cracking result – go to the top of the class! 5-10 points: An eggstremely good attempt! 1 - 5 points: Eggstra homework with Your Chickens required!
Where else is the yellow
pigment stored? (Q9)
How warm are new-laid eggs?