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 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.