Ended BYC Poultry Knowledge Quiz - Win Prizes!


BYC Staff
Project Manager
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Jun 24, 2012
The Golden State
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Welcome to the first ever BYC Poultry Knowledge Quiz! Here is a opportunity for you to show off your knowledge of poultry for a chance to win one of three prizes! The quiz will include questions about breeds, anatomy, genetics, colors, parasites, diseases, medications, nutrition, incubation, etc. Some of the questions will be easy, others will harder.

Here's how it works: On Saturday, July 24th at 1 pm California Time (4 pm Eastern, 3 pm Central, 2 pm Mountain, 1 pm Pacific) I am going to start updating
post #2 with the Poultry Knowledge questions. Questions will have a point value associated with them and a new question will be posted approximately every 1-2 minutes. The first member to respond with the correct answer will get the points. At the end of the challenge, all the points will be tallied and the winners will be announced.

A few tips and rules:
  1. Open 2 or 3 windows (or use tabbed browsing if you have it). Keep one window open to contest post #2, this is where the questions will be posted, and use the other windows to search for your answers. The questions will all be posted in post #2.
  2. Keep an eye on post #2, and a new question will be put up approximately every 1-2 minutes.
  3. Post and number your answers to each question so we can more easily tally the score. Only answer one question per post, please!
  4. Don't post pictures or emojis during the quiz (we do not want to slow anyone down).
  5. Don't edit your post. If you change your mind you can post again. Edited posts will not count.
  6. Whoever answers first with the correct answer will win the point or points. At least onepoint for each correct answer - that's it. Whoever wins the most points WINS!
  7. All BYC rules apply - Terms of Service (Rules)
  8. Have FUN.... and good luck!

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Please remember to number your answers!!!

FirstA $50 Brinsea Gift Certificate or 1-year PFM ($60 value) for yourself or a friend.
Second A 6-month PFM ($35 value) for yourself or a friend.
Third A 3-month PFM ($20 value) for yourself or a friend.
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BYC Staff
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Jun 24, 2012
The Golden State
BYC Poultry Knowledge Quiz questions will be posted here.
#1 Do you need a rooster for a hen to lay eggs?
#2 What is the most common comb type?
#3 What is a male turkey called?
#4 What is a male duck called?
#5 Do chickens have ears?
#6 Some geese have a knob. Where is it located?
#7 Does a pea comb look like a pea?
#8 When a bird is molting, what is it doing?
#9 What is the main difference between bantams and large fowl?
#10 What is on a duck’s foot that helps make it a good swimmer?
#11 Where is the spur located on a chicken?
#12 Does a hen normally lay more than one egg a day?
#13 Where on the body of a chicken would you find a muff?
#14 What is the body part called where the egg or poop comes out?
#15 What mineral is important for good egg shell formation?
#16 Where is the preen gland?
#17 Where will you find a spur?
# 18 Do chickens have an appendix?
# 19 Where will one find the comb?
#20 Do chickens have an appendix?
#21 How many kidneys do chickens have?
#22 How many toes does a Salmon Faverolle have?
#23 Is the cushion comb common?
#24 All baby fowl hatch with this, what is it called?

#25 At the end of every duck's beak is this. What is it called?

#26 You will find a snood on a chicken chick, a duckling, or a poult?
#27 What gas can be produced my manure that is toxic to chickens?
#28 What is a male goose called?
#29 How many primary flight feathers do most poultry have?
#30 What is a flock of geese called?
#31 What is a baby guinea fowl called?
#32 Which of the following temperatures would work for incubating eggs-95, 100, or 105 degrees?
#33 What type of comb does a Sicilian Buttercup have?
#34 What does “dual purpose” mean?
#35 What is a neutered rooster called?
#36 Which sex determines the sex? Male of female?
#37 What is the hairy patch on the front of a turkey called?
#38 What are these bugs?

#39 What are these bugs?

#40 What type of worm is this?

#41 What type of worm is this?

#42 If a baby duck is a duckling and a baby goose is a gosling, what is a baby swan?

#43 What is the horny protuberance on top of the Guinea Fowl head called?
#44 On what species will you find caruncles?
#45 Many starter feeds for baby chicks are medicated. What disease is the medication able to prevent?
#46 Are cocci and coccidiosis the same?
#47 What time of day do duck usually lay their eggs?
#48 What species of domestic fowl have a penis?
#49 What vitamin deficiency is the most common cause of leg problems in ducks, turkeys, & peafowl?
#50 What internal parasite can be found in the crop, esophagus & the intestines?
#51 What species of fowl hatches with semi-developed flight feathers?
#52 If you breed two black Muscovy ducks and they produce a chocolate duckling, what sex is the duckling?
#53 What organ is connected to the crop & the gizzard?
#54 If you cross a Muscovy male with a Pekin female, what is the progeny called?
#55 How long does it take for the following eggs to hatch: chicken, call duck, duck, turkey, & muscovy duck?
#56 What disease affects all poultry but is most devastating to turkey & peafowl breeders?
#57 All birds have air sacs, but can you name the air sac that is only found in male ducks? @MysteryChicken, I know you can!
#58 What time of day do peafowl usually lay their eggs?
#59 What color?

#60 When do Emus lay eggs?
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BYC Staff
Project Manager
Premium Feather Member
10 Years
Jun 24, 2012
The Golden State

The following questions were for a practice run that happened yesterday.
Question # 1 - What color is this rooster?

Question #2 - Name one type of external parasite.

Question #3 - What color eggs do Cochins lay?

Question #4 - What type of duck is this?

Question #5 - What is the color & the breed of these birds?

Question #6 - What color is this peacock?

Question #7 - What color is this rooster?
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