Latest News | 3 May 2022

New arrivals welcomed at Chatsworth

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Staff at the farmyard at Chatsworth, part of the Devonshire Group, have hailed the success of its rare breeds programme after welcoming some new arrivals.

This spring, Chatsworth Farmyard has celebrated a number of new additions, including two Albion calves, while its Suffolk Punch mare is expecting another foal having successfully delivered visitor favourite ‘Huxley’ last year.

The Suffolk Punch is considered to be to be critically endangered with fewer than 500 purebred horses registered in the UK.

Bagot goat kids and Gloucester Old Spot piglets are due soon and are listed as ‘at risk’ breeds while the farmyard is also hoping for some rare breed chicks from its Derbyshire Redcap chickens.

Farmyard manager Melissa Underwood said: “We are delighted to welcome our two beautiful Albion calves.

“They’re incredibly rare and I have always wanted to have some of these wonderful cows here. Given their local heritage it feels like the perfect fit at Chatsworth Farmyard.”

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