As always, it was a pleasure to visit the British Watefowl Association National Waterfowl Exhibition held at Moreton Morrell, Warwickshire last Sunday 1st November. This has been an annual date in my diary to see some of the best domestic waterfowl in the UK, together with a chance to catch up with friends, old and new.
This year, there were nearly 500 birds entered. The Championship Judge was Malcolm Thompson who also judged the juniors and eggs with Christopher Marler judging Geese, Roy Pryce on the Heavy and Light Ducks, Richard Sadler on Indian Runners, Anthony Stanway and Sue Bray-Hinchliffe on Calls and Bantam Ducks.
Heavy and Light Duck Judge Roy Pryce.
Geese Judge Christopher Marler with steward.
As well as the usual classes for waterfowl, this year, the show also had a photo competition which showed off some amazing photos taken by members and was judged by Rupert Stephenson.
Marcus Walker and Rupert Stephenson admire member’s photos.
Rupert Stephenson and I were pleased to be invited to take some photos again this year which we managed with the help of Tom Davis who brought the birds up to the photo booth for us. Here are some of the main prize winners:
Here are the main results, courtesy of the British Waterfowl Association.
|Champion Young Exhibitor – Rosettes by Brenda Trophy||William Mayers|
|Best Egg Trophy||Peter Hayford|
|Champion Duck -Fancy Fowl Trophy||Val Kitt|
|Champion Drake -Fancy Fowl Trophy||Charles Holtom|
|Champion Goose – Marler Trophy||C & M Ashton|
|Champion Gander – Marler Trophy||Steven Dace|
|Champion Duck or Drake Trophy – Ackroyd Trophy||Val Kitt|
|Champion Goose or Gander Trophy||Steven Dace|
|Reserve Champion Trophy||Val Kitt|
|Supreme Champion Trophy||Steven Dace|
Prizes galore….! Hope to see you there next year?