National Poultry Show 2014

National Poultry Show 2014

The Poultry Club of Great Britain’s National Poultry Show was moved this year from it’s traditional home at Stoneleigh park in Warwickshire to a larger venue with better facilities – the International Center in Telford.

Show bird entries were up by 300 at 6719 and it was clear to see from the many people enjoying the show that breeding and showing poultry is growing in popularity.

Russian Orloff
A Russian Orloff Bantam owned by Jayne Gillam poses for the camera.

I was honoured once again to take photos of the prize winners with Rupert Stephenson. Every year, we do our best to capture the top prize winners from Champions Circle, together with a selection of other outstanding “Best of Class” or rare breeds.

We have also been working with a number of breed clubs in the U.S. and Europe to help them highlight the differences in breed standards around the World.

This years Supreme Champion Judge was Andrew Sheppy who selected Stephen Taylor’s black Rosecomb bantam as the Champion of the show, receiving the Isherwood Trophy for Supreme Champion. The Reserve Show Champion was a Yellow Dutch Bantam owned by Simon York.

The Main Results

These results have been put together from the photographs we took and notes we made on the day. There may be a gremlin or two, please leave me a comment below if you can help and I will update the results.

  • Supreme Champion – Black Rosecomb Bantam owned by Steven Taylor
  • Champion Juvenile – Black Rosecomb Bantam owned by Thomas Marsh
  • Reserve Show Champion – Yellow Dutch Bantam owned by Simon York
  • Champion Large Soft Feather Heavy – Light Sussex owned by Joe Heeley
  • Champion Large Soft Feather Light – White Silkie owned by Tinson and Hidden
  • Champion Soft Feather Light – Black Minorca Bantam owned by K. A. Brown
  • Champion Hard Feather – Carlisle Old English Game owned by Peter Watkinson
  • Champion Rare Breed – Krainkoppe owned by Andrew Wakeham
  • Champion Waterfowl – Black Indian Runner Duck owned by Judeth Barnett
  • Champion Trio – Trio of Polands owned by Stephen and Graham Hodge
  • Champion Eggs – 3 Welsummer Eggs owned by Michael Simmons

It was evident that the Council of the Poultry Club of Great Britain and many of their members had worked some very long hours to make this show a success, so I would like to thank them for putting together such a good show and for allowing us to be a part of it. If you didn’t go to the show, you missed a great weekend and I would encourage you to visit the show next year.

The following photos are courtesy of myself (Tim Daniels) and Poultry Photographer Rupert Stephenson. If you are the owner of one of these birds and would like the high-resolution image, drop me an email (admin@poultrykeeper.com) there is no charge, I will send it to you.

Photos

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