In a flap or winging it?
This month’s fun quiz. Compiler: Anne Perdeaux
1 What colour eggs are given to celebrate the arrival of a baby in China: A White B Red C Gold
Which breed was Supreme Champion at the National Poultry Show in 2017: A Leghorn bantam B Serama C Rosecomb
During 21 days incubation the weight of an egg should ideally: A Stay the same B Increase by 11% C Decrease by 13% 4 Where does the Ayam Cemani breed come from: A Thailand B Indonesia C Philippines
Which of these is the least developed in chickens: A Sense of smell B Hearing C Memory
What is a particular identifying sign of Mycoplasma: A Diarrhoea B A sweet smell C Scratching and irritability 7 Egg-production is stimulated by: A The adrenal glands B The pineal gland C Parathyroid glands
In the exhibition world, a rare breed is defined as: A A chicken without a dedicated breed club B A recently developed chicken breed, not yet standardised C A breed with numbers below 200
DM is a commonly used abbreviation for: A Marek’s Disease B Depluming Mite C Diatomaceous Earth
10 Where was the Australorp breed first developed: A United Kingdom B Austria C Australia
Which chicken ailment is usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria: A Aspergillosis B Bumblefoot C Scaly Leg
The number 3 stamped at the beginning of the code on an eggshell means the hen was kept: A Organically B Free-range C Caged 13 The 600,000th hen rescued by the British Hen Welfare Trust is now living next door to which Royal residence: A Kensington Palace B Windsor Castle C Sandringham House
Where is the chicken’s voicebox located: A At the back of the mouth B At the top of the trachea in the throat C At the base of the trachea in the chest
Who’s the odd one out: A Norfolk Black B Norfolk Bronze C Norfolk Grey
ABOVE: Q3: I’m sure these eggs are getting bigger! TOP RIGHT: Q5: Do you remember what I told you? MIDDLE RIGHT: Q6: Chickens at auctions may be at risk from mycoplasma. ABOVE RIGHT: Q7: What stimulates egg production?
Q11: Does the staphylococcus bacteria cause Scaly Leg?
Q12: Do you know where your egg was laid?
Q15: Is the Norfolk Grey the odd one out?
Q14: I’m looking for my voicebox!