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Cheryl Arvidson

<p style="font-style:normal; font-weight:400">Cheryl runs courses on poultry-keeping for both beginners and the more experienced. She has kept chickens in both a smallholding and a back-garden setting over the last forty years. She has a Further Education Teaching Certificate and used to teach in the Community Education Service.</p><p style="font-style:normal; font-weight:400">Because of family considerations, she doesn&#39;t have as many birds as she used to, but she still keeps Barnevelders&nbsp;and Salmon Faverolles, which&nbsp;are dual-purpose utility birds that lay dark brown and pinkish eggs respectively.&nbsp; She also continue to breed bantam&nbsp;Millefleur Pekins&nbsp;and quail-coloured Barbu d&rsquo;Anvers.</p>