The Feather Clubs Association of Queensland Inc is the state body representing the poultry clubs of Queensland.

The Association offers registration for individuals enabling them to exhibit poultry at events run by affiliated clubs, a list of contacts, judges panel lists, steward and judge training and mentoring, and provides public liability insurance to its members. There are approximately 60 affiliated member clubs throughout Queensland. 

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


Draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards

Hello All, Please be advised that the public consultation for the draft Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Poultry is now open. Public consultation will run for 90 days from Monday 27 November 2017 to 5pm Monday 26 February 20 You will find the...

*** FCAQI 2018 Show Calendar ***

The finishing touches are being done on next years show calendar and some committee members received a sneak peak of the proof at a meeting held earlier today. The calendar features: - Show and event dates for 50+ Queensland Clubs - Queensland Ag Show dates plus Royal...

Rosewood Workshop Reminder

A reminder that the FCAQI Imported Breeds Workshop, followed by an Intro to Judging and Stewarding, will be held next Sunday the 5th of November at the Rosewood Showgrounds. The Imported Breeds workshop will run from 08:30 – 12:30 and be presented by Lyn Campbell from...

October 2017 Newsletter Available

The latest edition of the FCAQI newsletter is now available! Plenty of great information to be found inside, including: An article on the Richard Porter Ekka Youth Sponsorship A feature on the Cayuga duck An update on the 2018 calendar and much, much more! The...

Upcoming FCAQI Workshop

The FCAQI will be holding a workshop on Sunday the 5th of November at the Rosewood Showgrounds.

White Toulouse Goose Standard Approved!

The standard for the Toulouse Goose has been updated to include the colour White. The application to have white included in the standard has been approved by state representatives and is now eligible to be exhibited and awarded prizes. A link to the new standard can...

Pigeon Rota Virus Update

As a follow-up to our earlier information on the pigeon rota virus outbreak, we have made contact with Colin Walker, an Avian Vet in Melbourne.  He has advised us that AgriBio is currently investigating what other species, if any , can be infected by Rota. Anecdotal...

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...

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...

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...

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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

Australian Poultry Standards Edition 2

The APS is the official breed standard for exhibition poultry in Australia and can be purchased from the VPFA website linked belowin either standard or limited edition. It is hard covered, in excess of 350 pages with 168 full coloured illustrations and includes the breed descriptions.

Edition 2 was published in 1998 and the Addendum was published in 2012 after the successful importation of a number of purebreeds from the United Kingdom.

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

Form downloads page – for order form

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

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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Help A Club!

Selling birds?  Consider selling through the Help-A-Club facebook site and contribute a portion of your sale price to a poultry club of your choice.

Click image above to be taken to the site and give a little back to the poultry fraternity.

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