A youngster pets a “Silky”, a breed rarely seen in
farmyards these days.
On October 12 and 13, members of the Canadian Heritage Breeds group were in the City of Leduc, special guests of LEDUC PEAVY MART’s Customer Appreciation Sale, where the entire staff was out in full force, offering 15% off pretty much everything in the store. A colorful display was a special guest to help celebrate and entertain guests, displaying live farm birds, pigeons and rabbits!
A black Cochin rooster, splendid in his abundant feathers and majestic red face, two fluffy Silkies with turquoise ear lobes, Sussex hens with their impressive collars and various breeds of graceful pigeons were enjoyed by a lot of kids and their parents! The companion of a large grey ‘dinner’ rabbit, a dwarf pet rabbit with lovely dark colors was very popular, especially when taken out of his cage to be petted by visitors! Bird breeding is a popular and rewarding Agri-industry, even in urban settings, and this group’s dynamic website (canadianheritagebreeds.com) and friendly Facebook group promote this industry tirelessly, all year long.