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on March 5, 2012

Australia poultry industry encourages school children to rear poultry

High-quality chicken breed poster available for classroom use

Australia’s Poultry CRC has produced a comprehensive poster illustrating the main breeds of fancy poultry available in Australia as part of an effort to encourage Australian students to keep and show poultry breeds suitable to their level of experience.

By displaying the poster, put together with the help of poultry exhibitors, judges and show committees, it is hoped that schools may be able to attract students to the industry. Birds on the posters are grouped according to the class category they are shown in. A male and female of each breed is illustrated, along with a brief description of the breed. 

Copies are free to Australian schools, and are included in the Teachers Resource Kit, which was developed to more effectively incorporate poultry science into the agricultural curriculum. For schools that already have the kit, copies of the poster can simply be requested.

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