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Charity launches lonely hearts page for cockerels
Many cockerels struggle to find a home.

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Cockerels looking for a forever home may finally achieve their goal, thanks to a new initiative from the British Hen Welfare Trust (BHWT).

The chicken charity says that it set up the 'Cockerel Lonely Hearts’ web page after receiving dozens of calls from people wanting to re-home their handsome boys.

For a small donation, owners can post a picture of their cockerel alongside information that might ‘endear’ him to a potential new owner, such as breed, interesting features and personality.

“We love ALL poultry here at the BHWT and know that many cockerels struggle to find a home, which is why we set up our cockerel lonely hearts page,” explained charity founder Jane Howorth MBE.

“The charity isn’t a sanctuary for poultry and we focus solely on the re-homing of end-of-lay commercial hens, but we felt it might be helpful to try to find these chaps somewhere they can live with a flock of hens as nature intended!”

To list a cockerel, owners need to include their contact details in the listing so that potential rehomers can get in touch.

For more details visit www.bhwt.org.uk 

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New DNA testing scheme for the Russian black terrier

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 A new DNA testing scheme for juvenile laryngeal paralysis and polyneuropathy (JLPP) in the Russian black terrier has been approved by The Kennel Club.

JLPP is a genetic disease that affects the nerves. In affected dogs, it starts with the nerve that supplies the muscles of the larynx leading to muscle weakness and laryngeal paralysis.

To find out which laboratories the Kennel Club is able to record results from, and which labs will send results direct to the Kennel Club, visit thekennelclub.org.uk.

 

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