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EGG-LAYING COMPETITION.

' (By Telegraph.—Own j Correspondent.)' ; ' : CAMBRIDGE/ Monday... The. 48th | week of the ■ 2nd -competition promoted by the NX Egg-laying Competi-tion-Association, Ltd., at Cambridge, was concluded on Friday last." The following particulars are supplied by Mr. A. B. Try-, thall, secretary -to the competition:— The number of eggs laid during the week was 431, being an" average of 0.02 eggs per pen. (■-' ;- '---'- .'■"■ -i.'-. Total number of eggs laid since 16th May is 63,1<_6, being an average of 057.06 eggs per pen. . The highest layings for the week are as follows:-r<T" ',-,: :" " ' ." if "•-"-.■ Light -' Breeds.—Harrison and I Gratton, White Leghorns, 18; W. Kunciman, Brown Leghorns. 16; W. A. Nixon, White Leghorns (No.. 2),: 12;. "Waikato Independent," White Leghorns, 11; G. S.. Eearaon, White Leghorns, 11; W. A. Nixon,' White- Leghorns (No. 3). 11. Heavy Breeds. —Dr. Eoberts, White Orpingtons, 27;'8. Veale, Black Orpingtons, 17; K. A. Nixon, Silver Wyandottes, 16; Miss O. Eoberts. Silver Wyandottes, 14; C. Haraomnd, White Bocks, 14. Leading pens to date are:— ;■ " ;•--- Light Breeds.—'Harrison and Gratton. White Leghorns, 1290; C D. Jeatson, White Leghorns, 1222; "Walkato Independent," White Leghorns,' 1201;" A_ ii ß.Browne, White Leghorns, 1168; G. S. Pearson, White Leghorns, 116 a. Heavy Breeds.— ~E. Veale, Black Orpingtons, 1266;' C. Hammond, White Rocks, 1044; Miss O. Roberts, Silver Wyandottes, 1022; Chamber of Commerce, White Orpingtons, 088; Walkato Central Association, Black Orpingtons, 984. The weather during the week was • favourable. .■■■■:& _■•;';■_•■' A duck egg-laying competition . commenced on April Ist. The following are the results from 9th. to 16th-April.-—Pen 1, ■S. H. Scott Onehunga, .Indian Runners (15). total 21: pen 2, W. Knigfct, Hntt, Indian Rnnners (13), 31; pen 3, T. Dowthwalte, Avondale, Indian runners (17), 28; pen 4.' Smeaton,- -Blackball, Indian Runners (4), 4; pen 5, C. Hammind, Ruaknra, Indian Runners. (2), •31; pen 6. Mrs. J. Scott," Onehunga, Buff Orpingtons, nil.

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EGG-LAYING COMPETITION. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 93, 20 April 1909

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