KINTALINE FARM   Benderloch   by OBAN Argyll PA37 1QS Scotland
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What's on at Kintaline Farm in 2015


Plant nursery : herbs and perennials
Seasonal supplies of Jacob mutton, lamb & free range pork
Fleece & Fibre : fleeces, batts and roving for craft work from native breeds
Feed Store : smallholding, pet and wild bird feeds
Poultry and Waterfowl housing, mail order throughout the UK

Host of Local Origins Rural Network Community Producers Market
Host of Ardchattan Parish local History Archive
LORN Community Network
Kintaline Farm on Facebook
Ardchattan Observer
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poultry coops and housing for ducks geese and chickens


Practical Affordable WATERFOWL AND POULTRY HOUSING available throughout United Kingdom

information about our hardy plant nursery


Our hardy PLANT NURSERY where we grow interesting and unusual perennials, herbs

information about our jacob sheep flock


Argyll JACOB SHEEP, raised here on the farm for their lamb, mutton, fleece and rugs

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Kintaline 2015 : WE ARE NO LONGER BREEDING OR SELLING BIRDS - please enjoy our information. : Utility Breeds : MAGPIE DUCKS
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THE MAGPIE DUCK

Grey Magpie duck
A Grey Magpie duck

Magpies are a cheerful duck breed - they should be active rangers; love swimming; lay lots of green/ blue eggs and have great hatchability. They come in both grey and white and black and white.

Originally bred in Wales relatively recently [around 1920's] to be a dual purpose breed - eggs and meat. Records show that they were capable of laying around 180 eggs a year. Unfortunately, in the past 30 years, so few breeders / owners record egg numbers or select for productivity it is very difficult to ascertain the productivity of birds nowadays.

For the exhibition folk its a real challenge to get the markings just so, and this type of selection has reduced meat and egg qualities enormously,
but if that does not worry you it certainly does not worry the ducks.

As with all the domestic duck breeds there needs to be many more breeders selecting for good egg numbers; size and table size making sure not to lose the breed markings but not being over fussy until we have got some great productivity going.

A meat advantage of the magpie is that there are white feathers on the chest meat.


Tim and Jill Bowis
Kintaline Mill Farm, Benderloch, OBAN Argyll PA37 1QS Scotland
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