Most Poultry Shows are regulated by The Poultry Club of Great Britain in the UK. Shows are run under Poultry Club Rules and the Breed Clubs will decide on the classes they want to be included for a show. Shows fall into a number of different categories that can be classified as follows:
- The National Championship Show Held at the International Centre, Telford in November each year.
- Royal Shows (held at agricultural shows) like the ‘Royal Highland’, the ‘Royal Welsh’ and the ‘Royal Bath and West’.
- Championship Shows are the main regional area poultry shows and include shows like the Scottish National show, and the Welsh Federation show.
- Regional Shows are specific area shows and include shows like Peebles Agricultural, and the North Yorkshire County show.
- Voucher Shows are the smallest shows run by local clubs and enthusiasts.
The Domestic Waterfowl Club is affiliated to the Poultry Club of Great Britain and has entry classes at the bigger shows as well as a dedicated Waterfowl National Championship Show. The British Waterfowl Association are independent of the Poultry Club of Great Britain and hold several large shows throughout the year but also offer awards at some of the major poultry club shows. The British Waterfowl Association’s biggest show is their National Championship show.