Mohaka rams


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Toggenburg goats
Toggenburg goats at the 2023 Rare Breeds Auction.

Canterbury Notes

The next routine meeting of the Canterbury group of the Rare Breeds Conservation Society will be held at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (60 Hussey Road, Christchurch) on Friday 8 December 2023, starting at 7.30 p.m. (The meeting room is opposite the far end of the main car park.)

Go to New Zealand Agricultural Show for photographs of our recent display from 15 to 17 November 2023.

Our next big event will be the Rare Breeds Auction on 10 March 2023.



Karakul ram, Golden Silkie rooster and Wessex Saddleback piglet.

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New pages recently added to the Rare Breeds Website include:
       Agricultural Show (Photos of the Rare Breeds display at the 2023 Show) [19.11.2023]
       Auction Entries (List of breeds entered in the 2023 Rare Breeds Auction) [4.3.2023]
       Turkeys (New text and photos) [18.4.2022]
       Geese (New text and photos) [15.2.2022]
       Ducks (Ducks Introduction) [4.2.2022]
       Blue Swedish Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Cayuga Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Crested Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Indian Runner Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Khaki Campbell Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Magpie Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Muscovy Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Orpington Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Pekin Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Rouen Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Rouen Clair Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Saxony Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Silver Appleyard Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
       Welsh Harlequin Ducks (Ducks) [4.2.2022]
Check them out.

(The Webmart and Directory are updated as soon as listings change and are not listed above, nor are minor updates to other pages.)

Feathered Friends

Feathered Friends for Town and Country is a new book by Marina Steinke which provides a comprehensive guide to poultry husbandy. See Feathered Friends for details of the book and how to get a copy.


Rescue book

See Rescue for details of a new book by Michael Willis – one New Zealander's crusade to save endangered animals.

For every book sold through this website $22.50 goes to the Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand.


wad World Animal Day

World Animal Day is 4 October. Go to the  World Animal Day website for details and suggestions – plus items about last World Animal Day.



1. Contacts for South Island Poultry Clubs:

Ashburton Fanciers Society Inc: Mr B. J. Glassey, Longbeach Road, R D 4, Ashburton. E-mail: ashburtonfanciers (at)   Website: Ashburton Fanciers Society

Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club: P O Box 8436, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440. E-mail: Show venue: 294 Blenheim Road, Riccarton. Website: Christchurch Poultry, Bantam & Pigeon Club.

Dunedin Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Club: Mr C. Wilson, 5 Benfell Street, Green Island, Dunedin.

Ellesmere A & P Assn: Mrs H. Henderson, P O Box 17, Leeston.

Heartland Poultry Club: Lucy Raisbeck.   Phone: (03) 302 8646.   E-mail: heartlandpoultry (at)   Website: Heartland Poultry Club.

Invercargill Homing Pigeon Club: Mrs Y. Service,108 Oreti Street, Invercargill.

Invercargill Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr M. Tucker, 329 Chesney Street, Invercargill.

MacKenzie A & P Assn: Mrs M. Thomas, Box 53, Fairlie.

Marlborough Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Bird Assn: Ms K Watson P O Box 869, Blenheim 7240.

Milton Poutry & Bird Club: Mrs I. M. Robinson, 21 George Street, Milton.

Nelson Poultry & Pigeon Assn Inc: Mrs A. Fryer, 67 Gladstone Road, Richmond, Nelson.

North Canterbury Poultry & Pigeon Club: Miss P. Brosnan, 130 Dalziels Road, Fernside, Rangiora.

Oamaru Poultry, Pigeon & Canary Society: Mr T. R. Hill, 13 Reservoir Road, Oamaru.

Taieri Poultry, Pigeon & Bird Club: Mr S. Bennett, 399 Pine Hill Road, Dunedin.

United Pigeon Fanciers Assn: Mrs S Greenwood, 1409 Bealey Road, R D 1, Darfield 7571.

Waimate Winter Show: Mrs N. Wells, 21 Edinburgh Street, Waimate.

West Coast (SI) Poultry & Pigeon Club: Mr D. Brooks, 28 Taylor Street, Taylorville, Greymouth.

The Secretary for The New Zealand (S.I.) Poultry, Pigeon and Cage Bird Association (Inc): Mrs Karyn Cardno, 7 John Street, Oceanview, Dunedin. Phone: (03) 481 1041.

2. For the North Island, see New Zealand Poultry, Pigeon & Cage Birds Associations.

Charities Act Registration

The Rare Breeds Conservation Society of New Zealand Inc. was registered as a charitable entity under the Charities Act 2005 on 30 June 2008 (Registration Number CC30930) and is listed in the Charities Register. This contains information about registered charities for people who may wish to make donations, do volunteer work for, use the services of or find out more about a particular charity. This includes where the charity operates and the sector it works in, contact details, services, charitable purpose, beneficiaries, governance structure and officers.

The Society also has donee organisation status with the IRD. This means that people can claim a tax credit (rebate) for donations made to the RBCSNZ. If you want to claim this tax credit, please ask for a receipt when you make your donation.


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