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2017 Newsletter - Info Edition now available

Posted by brahmacochin on May 1, 2017 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (13)

The 2017 info edition newsletter of The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia club newsletter has just been emailed out to all financial members!

If you feel that you should have received the email, but haven't yet, please contact me.

For those members without an email address, your newsletter will be posted during this week.

Please email our secretary Celesste if you would like to obtain a copy of the newsletter at [email protected]

Brahma in the news

Posted by brahmacochin on May 1, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (1)

After a video of a large light Brahma from Kosovo went viral on Facebook, ABC news featured this breed on their website and in a few radio interviews. 

http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2017-03-23/giant-chicken-video-shines-light-on-quirky-poultry-breed/8380834


2016 Annual Show Results

Posted by brahmacochin on September 9, 2016 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (4)

The Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2016 Annual Show was held on Sunday the 7th of August in Queanbeyan NSW. This year the annual show was again kindly hosted by the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club Inc. (CQPC), as part of their 2016 Annual and Rare breed show. We would like to thank the hard working members of the CQPC for incorporating our club show again this year, and for being such excellent hosts! Your friendly and dedicated members put together a well-run and successful show. As always we felt incredibly welcome and really appreciated your efforts to make our show such a success.

 

Full colour photos of show winners and photos of the day will be published in our next Newsletter, which will be distributed to financial members of the club.

 

To receive your copy of the next newsletter you can become a financial member of the club. Membership is only $20. To download a membership form visit our website page titled Join Our Club.

 

All new financial members for 16/17 will receive copies of the last four club newsletters for free.


 

Champion of Show - Luke Price (Bantam Dark Brahma Cockerel)


 

Brahma

Champion Brahma - Luke Price (Bantam Dark Cockerel)

Champion Standard - Bryan Meade (Partridge Cockerel)

Reserve Champion Standard - Joanne Aggar (Light Pullet)

Champion Bantam - Luke Price (Bantam Dark Cockerel)

Best Standard Light - Joanne Aggar (Light Pullet)

Best Standard Dark - Dianne Anderson/Ian Nagle (Dark Cock)

Best Standard Partridge (Gold) - Bryan Meade (Partridge Cockerel)

Best Standard Columbian AC - Jonathan Daniel (Buff Columbian Cockerel)

Best Standard Self Colour AC - Celeste Graham (White Cock)

Best Standard Barred AC - Kelvin Cosgrove (Barred Buff Columbian Cockerel)

Best Standard AOC - Bryan Meade (Pyle Cockerel)

Best Bantam Light - Neil and Linda Lynch (Light Cock)

Best Bantam Dark - Luke Price (Dark Cockerel)

Best Bantam Partridge (Gold) - Joanne Aggar (Partridge Cock)

Best Bantam Columbian AC - No birds benched

Best Bantam Self Colour AC - No birds benched

Best Bantam AOC - Luke Price (Pyle Cockerel)

Best Bantam Barred AC - No birds benched

Best Standard Work In Progress - Dianne Anderson/Ian Nagle (Splash Cockerel)

Best Bantam Work In Progress - No birds benched


 

Cochin

Champion Cochin - Dianne Anderson/Ian Nagle (Buff Cockerel)

Reserve Champion Cochin - Co Pham (Gold Laced Cockerel)

Best Buff Cochin - Dianne Anderson/Ian Nagle (Buff Cockerel)

Best Black Cochin - Co Pham (Black Hen)

Best AOC Cochin - Co Pham (Gold Laced Cockerel)

Best Work in Progress Cochin - Diana & Vince Honan (Partridge Pullet)


 

Recognition Awards

Breeder of the Year - Celeste Graham and Nathan Maher

Lance Hicks Memorial Award - Trevor Cowled

Andrew Rathbone award for Best Standard Light Brahma - Joanne Aggar

K & C Abuid award for Best Bantam Light Brahma - Neil and Linda Lynch

George Childs award for Best Bantam Partridge Brahma - Joanne Aggar

Don Jones award for Best Bantam Dark Brahma - Luke Price

Champion Junior Exhibitor - Melissa Heywood

Judges Medallion - Peter Cliff and Warwick Saunders

2015 Annual Show Results

Posted by brahmacochin on August 10, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (1)

The Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2015 Annual Show was held on Sunday the 9th of August in Queanbeyan NSW. This year the annual show was again hosted by the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club Inc. (CQPC), as part of their 2015 Annual and Rare breed show.

 

We would like to thank the hard working members of the CQPC for incorporating our club show again this year, and for being such excellent hosts! Your friendly and dedicated members put together a well run and successful show. As always we felt incredibly welcome and really appreciated your efforts to make our show such a success.

 

Full colour photos of show winners and photos of the day will be published in our 2016 Newsletter, which will be distributed to financial members of the club.

 

To receive your copy of the next newsletter you can become a financial member of the club. Membership is only $20. To download a membership form visit our website page titled Join Our Club.

 

All new financial members for 16/17 will receive copies of the last 4 club newsletters for free.


2015 Show Champions and Recognition Awards

Champion of Show - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson (Standard Light Hen)


 

Brahma

Champion Brahma - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson (Standard Light Hen)

Reserve Champion - Bryan Jon Meade (Bantam Dark Pullet)

Champion Standard - Ian Nagle and Dianne Anderson (Standard Light Hen)

Reserve Champion Standard - Celeste Graham & Nathan Maher (White Cockerel)

Champion Bantam - Bryan Jon Meade (Bantam Dark Pullet)

Reserve Champion Bantam - Bryan Jon Meade (Bantam Dark Pullet)

Best Standard Light - Ian Nagle and Dianne Anderson (Hen)

Best Standard Dark - Bryan Jon Meade (Cockerel)

Best Standard Partridge (Gold) - Kate Bradley (Cockerel)

Best Standard Columbian AC - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson (Buff Columbian Hen)

Best Standard Self Colour AC - Celeste Graham & Nathan Maher (White Cockerel)

Best Standard Barred AC - Cowled's Poultry Farm (Barred Buff Columbian Pullet)

Best Standard AOC - Jonathon Daniel (Gold Laced Pullet)

Best Bantam Light - Neal & Linda Lynch (Hen)

Best Bantam Dark - Bryan Jon Meade (Pullet)

Best Bantam Partridge (Gold) - Bryan Jon Meade (Gold Pullet)

Best Bantam Columbian AC - No Birds Benched

Best Bantam Self Colour AC - No Birds Benched

Best Bantam AOC - No Birds Benched

Best Bantam Barred AC - No Birds Benched

Best Standard Work In Progress - Hope Vella (Buff Columbian Hen)

Best Bantam Work In Progress - No Birds Benched


 

Cochin

Champion Cochin - Diana and Vince Honan (Buff Hen)

Reserve Champion Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff Cockerel)

Best Opposite Sex Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff Cockerel)

Best Buff Cochin - Diana and Vince Honan (Buff Hen)

Best Black Cochin - Morisset High School (Cockerel)

Best AOC Cochin - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson (Gold Laced Cockerel)

Best Work in Progress Cochin - Jenevieve Baxter (Birchin Cockerel)


 

Recognition Awards

Breeder of the Year - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson

Lance Hicks Memorial Award - Stewart and Janet Ferguson

Andrew Rathbone award for Best Standard Light Brahma - Ian Nagle & Dianne Anderson

K & C Abuid award for Best Bantam Light Brahma - Neal & Linda Lynch

George Childs award for Best Bantam Partridge Brahma - Bryan Jon Meade

Don Jones award for Best Bantam Dark Brahma - Bryan Jon Meade

Judges Medallion - Mr David Drum (Large Fowl Brahma and Cochin) and Mr Ken Watson (Bantam Brahma)

2014 Show Results

Posted by brahmacochin on August 15, 2014 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

The Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2014 Annual Show was held on Sunday the 3rd of August in Queenbeyan NSW. This year the annual show was again hosted by the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club Inc. (CQPC), as part of their 2014 Annual and Rare breed show. The 2014 show of The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia was our club's most successful show to date, with a record number of entries totaling 162 Brahma and Cochin!

 

A massive thank you to the hard working members of the CQPC for incorporating our club show, and for being such fantastic hosts! Your friendly and dedicated members put together a very well run and successful show. As always we felt incredibly welcome and really appreciated your efforts to make our show such a success. Thank you also to the CQPC who generously donated a prize for Champion and Reserve Champion Brahma and Cochin of Show.

 

Results of the 2014 show can be found by clicking on the following link Annual Show Results

Full colour photos of show winners and photos of the day will be published in our Summer 2014 Newsletter, which will be distributed to financial members of the club.

 

To receive your copy of the 2014 Summer newsletter you can become a financial member of the club. Membership is only $20. To download a membership form visit our website page titled Join Our Club.

 

All new financial members for 14/15 will receive copies of the last three club newsletters for free.

2014 Pre-Show Dinner

Posted by brahmacochin on July 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi all, if you are planning on going to the show dinner at 6.30 pm on the 2nd of August at the Golden Age Motor Inn. To avoid dissapointment please ensure you contact the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club and let them know asap that you would like to attend. Payment prior to the dinner is preferred but you can arrange payment on the evening by prior arrangement. They just need to know exact numbers for catering purposes. Drop a line to Jo Black at:- [email protected] for dinner bookings. It's that easy! :-)

2014 WINTER NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted by brahmacochin on July 24, 2014 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

THE BRAHMA AND COCHIN CLUB OF AUSTRALIA 2014 WINTER NEWSLETTER IS NOW AVAILABLE

*****OVER 45 PAGES OF CONTENT***** ---- Packed with informative articles and full colour photos and drawings!!!! Includes 2013 Annual Show results and photos of show winners and numerous articles including; Cochin Type, Creating the Speckled Brahma, a feature on Don Jones Master Brahma Breeder and much more!!!

NEWSLETTER AVAILABLE TO FINANCIAL MEMBERS ONLY

For a small joining fee you can join our club now to receive a copy of the 2014 newsletter and you'll also receive a copy of the 2012 and 2013 newsletters. Click on the link below to download a membership form from our website today!

http://www.brahmacochin.org/join-our-club

IMPORTANT NOTICE -------PLEASE READ!!!--------

If you are a financial member of The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia and haven't received the 2014 Winter Newsletter which has just been sent to financial members of the club via email, please contact me asap to provide your correct email address. This way we can send you the 2014 Winter Newsletter and keep you up to date with important club information.

Cheers

Luke

Brittany and Rialeigh Win Major awards at the Central Coast Poultry Club 2013 Annual Show.

Posted by brahmacochin on April 6, 2014 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The Central Coast Poultry Club annual Show is the 2nd largest annual poultry show in NSW. Second only to the Sydney Royal show. The quality of birds benched at the show is always very high.

This years show took place in late May and two of our members Brittany Mathe (17 yrs old) and Rialeigh Mathe (18 yrs old) both benched Brahma and Cochin.

Brittany took out the top honours in the Brahma classes winning:

Best A.O.C Brahma hen and

Reserve Champion Heavy Soft Feather of Show (The judges were very impressed because this honour has never been won by a Brahma before),

Rialeigh won:

Best A.O.C Brahma Cockerel,

Best Dark Brahma,

And Best A.O.C Brahma Pullet.

Rialeigh took out the top honours in the Cochin classes winning:

Grand Champion Cochin

And Brittany won:

Best Cochin Hen A. O.C.

Congratulations Brittany and Rialeigh!!

We look forward to seeing how you go at this years national Brahma Club of Australia annual show in August!

2012 Royal Canberra National

Posted by brahmacochin on August 10, 2012 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The largest poultry show in the Southern Hemisphere occurs every four years in our nation’s capital. In June this year the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society hosted the National Show at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Four of our members attended the show with their Brahma and Cochin. It was a great opportunity to promote our breeds and learn from experts. Despite around 2000 entries being rejected, over 5000 birds were entered!

 

The judge for both bantam and large fowl was Mr Guy Wailes. In the Softfeather heavy breed there were three classes available for Large Fowl: Brahma Light, Brahma AORC, and Cochin ARC. For Bantam fowl the following classes were available: Brahma Dark, Brahma Light, Brahma Buff Columbian, and Brahma AORC. The Shoalhaven Poultry Club kindly provided a prize for Best Cochin.

 

Neal and Linda Lynch, Victoria Sherborne Fulton and Franz Mahr were in attendance. Victoria and Franz kindly took some great photos to share with our members in the Autumn/Winter newsletter. Victoria and Franz were unable to photograph birds belonging to other breeders outside of their pens but fortunately Andy Vardy generously allowed our club to display his beautiful photos in our newsletter. Besides having a very successful website http://www.backyardpoultry.com, Andy is also a highly regarded poultry photographer, and took photos of the winning birds to go on the Canberra National DVD. Victoria informs me that Andy took an awesome ‘Big v’s Little’ photo of Brett O’Brien’s Buff Cochin male and a Buff Pekin pullet owned by Kevin Adams. Check out Cochin’s Corner in our Autum Winter newsletter to see it! Victoria reported ‘…temperatures were minus 5◦C everyday and many birds found it cold until things had warmed up in the afternoons. Whilst the boys were standing for the camera, the girls just wouldn’t stand correctly.’

 

Judge Guy Wailes was very helpful and eager to chat, and provided Victoria with some great tips on preventing sun fade of Buff Cochin feathers. Guy also informed Victoria that her Black Brahma pullets were the best he had seen; a well deserved compliment!

 

Neil and Linda Lynch entered three bantam Dark and three bantam Light Brahma and reported ‘…a positive of entering the show is that we had two “new to the breed” breeders obtain stock, and since June four others have called enquiring as to the virtues of the bantam.’ Entries of Large Brahma and Cochins were low. It was unfortunate that only one Large Brahma possessing a colour recognised in the new Australian Standard was benched this year; a Light Brahma cock bird. It wasn’t all that long ago when we would see over 20 Large Light Brahmas at our Club show. Where have they gone? Hopefully as the popularity of the Brahma and Cochin breeds increase we will see more entries at major shows. A disappointing outcome of Black not being listed in the new Australian Standards of Perfection was that Victoria’s black pullet was not eligible to be considered for a major award. South Australian breeder Adam Van Dooren won Champion Large Brahma with a Light Cock bird. Victoria Sherborne Fulton won Champion Large Brahma AORC with a black pullet (pictured on front page) and Reserve AORC with a black pullet.

Newsletters are sent to financial members of the club and membership is $15 a year. Become a member now to obtain a copy of our most recent newsletter, the Autumn/Winter newsletter (33 pages, full colour photos, informative articles), which has already been distributed, however all new members will also receive a copy of the Autumn/Winter newsletter, for free.

 


2012 National Brahma & Cochin Club Show

Posted by brahmacochin on August 10, 2012 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (2)

The Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2012 Annual Show was held on Sunday the 5th of August in Queenbeyan NSW. This year the annual show was hosted by the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club Inc. (CQPC), as part of their 2012 Annual and Rare breed show.

 

We would like to thank the hard working members of the CQPC for incorporating our club show, and for being such fantastic hosts! Your friendly and dedicated members put together a well run and successful show. We felt very welcome and really appreciated your efforts to make our show such a success. Thank you also to the CQPC who generously donated a bag of feed for Champion and Reserve Champion Brahma of Show.


Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2012 Show Champions

Brahma

Champion of Show - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)

Reserve Champion - Cindy Pretty (Bantam Light cock)

Champion Standard - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)

Champion Bantam - Cindy Pretty (Bantam Light cock)

Best Hen or Pullet - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)

Best Standard Light - Joel Giusti (Hen)

Best Standard Dark - Bryan Jon (Hen)

Best Standard Partridge - B Jon & L Barker (Hen)

Best Standard Columbian AC -  Joel Giusti (Buff Columbian pullet)

Best Standard Self Colour AC - Joel Giusti (Black pullet)

Best Standard Barred AC - Franz Mahr (Barred Buff Columbian cockerel)

Best Standard AOC - Joel Giusti (Silver Birchin pullet)

Best Bantam Light - Cindy Pretty (Cock)

Best Bantam Dark - Don Jones (Hen)

Best Bantam Partridge - Joanne Aggar (Hen)

Best Bantam Columbian AC - Cindy Pretty (Blue Buff Columbian hen)

Best Bantam Self Colour AC - No Birds Benched

Best Bantam AOC - Don Jones (Silver Wheaten hen)

Best Bantam Barred AC - Joel Giusti (Dark Barred pullet)

Best Work In Progress - Bryan Jon (Silver Crele hen)

 

Cochin

Champion Cochin - Valda Jackson (Blue hen)

Reserve Champion Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)

Best Buff Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)

Best AOC Cochin - Valda Jackson (Blue hen)

Best Work in Progress Cochin - Valda Jackson (Silver Birchin hen)


Recognition Awards

Best Hen / Pullet – Bryan Jon & Lucas Barker

Lance Hicks Memorial Award - Valda Jackson

Judge Medallions – Dale Ashton, Wayne Rigby

Breeder of the Year – Franz Mahr

For more details follow the link below to our website page

http://www.brahmacochin.org/annualshowresults.htm



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