Northampton Autumn Show 2015

Sunday the 25th October, the club held its second show at our new poultry show home at Bugbrooke Community Centre, Northants. We were joined for the day by three Cornish poultry judges Mr Rodney Gregory, Mr Jake Gregory and Mr Adam Simmons.

The show had a total entry of 408 entries (330 birds and 78 entries in the egg classes) and continues to attract a very strong true bantam entry with Seramas and Pekins very well represented, as well as a very strong junior section.

The awards presentation saw a couple of firsts: a new award for Best Soft Feather Light Bantam, in memory of the club’s late President and past Chairman Wilf Simms. This was presented to Simon Patel’s silver spangled Hamburgh by Wilf’s widow Joyce Simms.

Joyce Simms and Simon Patel

Joyce Simms presented the Wilf Simms trophy for Best Soft Feather Light Bantam to
Simon Patel.

The Club’s new President Rupert Stephenson also presented a bottle of wine as the ‘President’s award’ to the bird he and partner Blanche most liked at the show. This award went to Alison Wells and Robert Harrison’s Partridge Brahma which went on to make Championship row at the National.

Once again I would like to thank all the clubs supporters, be it committee, helpers, sponsors, Judges and exhibitors for all their continued support we now look forward to the club’s next show on Valentines day Sunday 14th Feb 2016. This will be the club’s second Poultry Club of Great Britain Regional status show so if you love poultry, why not pop along and join us?

Photos

Here are a selection of photos of the winning birds from the show. All photos are courtesy of Rupert Stephenson.

Results

Here are the main show winners:

Award Breed Owner
Best in Show Buff Wyandotte Kerry Wilson
Reserve Best in Show O.E.G Bantam Adam Dowden
Best Utility Breed Cream Legbar Emily DeGray
Best Rare Large Fowl Cream Legbar Jill Rees
Best Rare Bantam Sumatra Simon Patel
Best Large Fowl S/F Heavy Brahma Harrison & Wells
Best Bantam S/F Heavy Buff Wyandotte Kerry Wilson
Best Large fowl Hard Feather O.E.G pullet John Messenger
Best Bantam Hard Feather O.E.G Bantam Adam Dowden
Best Large Fowl S/F White Silkie David & Carole Pell
Best Bantam S/F Silver Spangled Hamburg Simon Patel
Best True Bantam White Pekin Ann Sullivan
Best Waterfowl Muscovy J Edmunds
Best Eggs Six Bantam Eggs D&K Brown
Best Trio Wyandotte Kerry Wilson
Best Juvenile Sulmtaler large fowl Eden Rees
Best Turkey PEN 268 C Wood
Best Goose PEN 267 C Wood
Best 2015 Bred Bird PEN 296 Jill Rees
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Mark from Rugby in Warwickshire, Secretary of the Northampton & District Poultry Club also runs the UK Poultry Show Dates website and Facebook page. He keeps Autosexing Rhodebars, Welbars and Cream Legbars, as well as Thuringian bantams and large Silver Appleyard ducks.

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