Pigeon Rotavirus Confirmed in Qld

The FCAQI today received Information on the confirmation of pigeon rotavirus in Queensland as follows: Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of rotavirus in pigeons in a loft in the Wide Bay region of Queensland. This is the first detection of rotavirus in pigeons in Queensland. The disease in the present case of rotavirus presented...
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AGM Nominations Open

Nominations are currently being taken for all positions with the Feather Clubs Association of Queensland. Written nominations close on Friday 24th February at 5.00pm. A nominee must be a delegate of an affiliated club. The current positions can be seen on the website here: http://www.qldpoultry.com/fcaqi-committee/ You can find a nomination form...
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Notice of Meeting

Copy of AGM Notice as sent to Affiliated Clubs by mail and email: NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the members of the Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc. will be held on Sunday 19 March 2017 at 10.00am. The meeting will be held in the Les Dowdle Pavilion (Poultry Pavilion),...
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Richard Porter EKKA Youth Sponsorships 2017

The Feather Clubs  Association of Queensland is pleased to be sponsoring the newly launched Richard Porter EKKA Youth Sponsorships.   Applications are open until 28 Feburary 2017 for this year's intake. Winners to be chosen by the end of March. In honour of the memory of Richard Porter, a wonderful past exhibitor, steward and...
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Biosecurity Update

The following is a letter written by Australia's Chief Veterinary Officer, Mark Schipp and forwarded to the FCAQI by Biosecurity Queensland. Dear Industry Member,   I am writing to inform you about significant developments in the spread of H5N8 highly pathogenic avian influenza. Australia remains free from this virus and the risk of an...
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  • Keep equipment, yards and pens clean

  • Avoid contact with wild birds

  • Keep water clean and uncontaminated

  • Practise hygeine at shows

  • Limit visitors to property

  • Quarantine birds to property

  • Know signs of disease

  • Consult with experts when necessary

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Australian Poultry Standards Edition 2

The Australian Poultry Standards is the official breed standard for exhibition poultry in Australia. The Standards and the Addendum can be purchased from the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association website linked below.

The text is available in standard and limited edition. For breeders, exhibitors and judges.  Hard covered, in excess of 350 pages with 168 full coloured illustrations with the breed descriptions.

Edition 2 was published in 1998 and additionally the Addendum was published in 2012 after the successful importation of a number of purebreeds from the United Kingdom. Another Addendum update is planned for the future.


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Judging & Stewarding Guidelines

A4 size and wire bound, 80 pages including colour photos and black and white illustrations. Including:

  • FCAQI Judges Code of Ethics,
  • Judging Tips,
  • Judging Online Ethics,
  • Judging Waterfowl,
  • Judging Eggs,
  • Stewards and their Important Role,
  • Words of Wisdom from Esteemed Judges
  • Notes about common defects
  • Nomenclature.

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Judging & Stewarding Workshops

The Feather Clubs Association of Qld runs workshops on stewarding and judging when the need arises.  These are both physical workshops and online workshops to help new stewards and judges throughout the entire state of Queensland.  To register interest in the next available course, contact the secretary at secretary@qldpoultry.com.

Aviculture & Poultry Museum

The Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc has an Avicultural and Poultry Museum, the only one of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, located at the Caboolture Historical Village.

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The Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc is the state body representing and supporting the poultry clubs of Queensland.  The poultry clubs are affiliated members of the Association and contribute to the management of poultry in this state.  The Association offers registration for individuals enabling them to exhibit poultry at events run by affiliated clubs.  It provides lists of contacts, judges panel lists, offers steward and judge training and mentoring, and provides public liability insurance to its members.  The FCAQ Inc supports exhibition poultry in our state and in across Australia. 

The Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc was originally formed in 1959, under the title of “All Feathered Clubs Advisory Council (AFCAC) (Qld).” Some of the history of the management of the Association can be found on the FCAQ Inc page on this website. The makeup of the current committee can found on the Committee page.    

There are approximately 60 affiliated member clubs throughout Queensland. A list of member clubs can be found on our Clubs Directory‘ page.