British Waterfowl Association National 2015

British-Waterfowl-Association-National-2015

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

Heavy and Light Duck Judge Roy Pryce.

Geese Judge Christopher Marler

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

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:

Photos

Results

Here are the main results, courtesy of the British Waterfowl Association.

Award Result
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

 

WinnersPrizes galore….! Hope to see you there next year?

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Tim Daniels

Tim is the founder of the poultrykeeper website and lives in Herefordshire, UK. He keeps Cream Legbar chickens, Silver Sebright bantams and hybrid layers for eggs, Abacot Ranger ducks, Brecon Buff geese and some quail.