Monday, 18 November 2013

The Poultry Club of Great Britain - National Championship show

Well what a day I had on Saturday, I was at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire for the above show.  To say it was impressive was an understatement.  Two large halls filled with Poultry of every size, shape, colour that you could imagine.  It was amazing, I was completely flabbergasted at the whole experience.

I went to check out breeders of a number of breeds that we are interested in having next year.  I wanted to see what the best had to offer and I wasn't disappointed, in fact I didn't even get chance to see championship row as I had to come home, otherwise I would have been there until midnight.  I think I got the information I needed as there were so many people to talk to, and so much to see, that I was a bit overwhelmed by it all, thankfully I had an old and dear friend with me to help - Thanks Susie, your help was invaluable.

Anyway enough of me rambling here are some photo's of the day, (I did take 450!) -

Minorca Bantams

Minorca Bantam male

One of the clubs I may be joining next year!

Plymouth rock Bantam, Barred cockerels

A selection of Buff Orpington bantams

Poland bantams - a breed I fell in love with at the show

Scots Dumpy - Large fowl, black hen

Scots Dumpy, pullet bantams

Modern Game, bantams

Old English Game (Carlisle type), Brown Red cockerel - a handsome fellow

Japanese white cockerel

White Wyandottes - a breed I'm interested in for next year

Blue Partridge Wyandotte cockerel - a stunning boy

More Wyandottes

Laced Wyandotte breed club stand

Dutch - Gold Partridge cockerels

Black Pullet Rosecomb's

Indian Runner female, trout colour

Indian Runner females, fawn/white colour


The amazing incubators and associated equipment stand

Male Pekin ducks


Sebastopol geese

Chinese male goose

Chinese male geese

Trio of lovely Buff Orpington Bantams

Sebright trio

Champion Old English Game (Carlisle type) cockerel - well done indeed

Indian Game cockerel

Trio of Sebastopol's

White male Turkey

Large fowl Dorking's, red Hen and cockerel

The egg table! Very impressive

Decorated eggs in competition

Vorwerk cockerel's

Rare Poultry - True bantam

Appenzeller Spitzhauben, Silver spangled pullet, large fowl

As above

The above three photos just give you some idea as to what was for sale and how much.

I hope you enjoyed looking through this small selection of photo's.  If you've never been to a poultry show, then I would certainly recommend going, even just for curiosity reasons.  You never know you may find a breed that you absolutely 'must have', like I did with the Poland's.

Stats today

Eggs produced = 4

Sales - Nil
Expenses - Nil


  1. Hi Angela,
    love the article and the pictures.
    Did you get to speak to someone about Polands? We have a Facebook Group "The Poland Club GB" and a website
    If you are interested in learning more, just give me a shout

  2. Hi Simon, thanks for your comment and apologies with not getting back to you sooner, I have been busy with family matters. I didn't get chance to speak to anyone about the breed unfortunately, but am definitely interested in learning more, will checkout the website and join your FB group. Thanks again, Angela