Ballymena kicked off its planned trio of shows with 508 entries. The club and committee would like to thank Sammy and Neil Anderson and Brian and Margaret King for their very generous sponsorship.
Sammy and Neil supply first class quality poultry feed from their premises on Broughdone Lane. If there is something you need they will do their very best to help you out.
Thanks also to the judges who gave up their time to grade the exhibits: Artie Faulkner, Championship judge; Hugh Thompson, Soft Feather Heavy, Eggs and Rare; Sam Smiley, Soft Feather Light; Artie Rice, True Bantams and Juveniles; Gregory Eaton, Waterfowl; Neal Adams, Call Ducks; and Graham Lowe and Kevin Walker, Game.
Supreme Champion/Champion Soft Feather/Best Large SF Heavy: G Weir, Black Orpington Female;
Reserve Champion/Best Large SF Light: J Weatherup, White Silkie Female;
Best Opposite Sex to Champion/Best True Bantam: B&M King, Gold Dutch Male;
Champion Hard Feather/Best Bantam OEG: M&J Blaney, Black OEG Pullet;
Champion Waterfowl/Best Miniature Duck: Adams & McLaren, Miniature Silver Appleyard Duck;
Best Utility: J Brimstone, Bluebell;
Best Bantam SF Heavy: M&R Neill, Light Sussex Female;
Best Bantam SF Light: J Corken, Black Leghorn Female;
Best Rare: G Eaton, Bantam Red Saddled Yokohama Male;
Best Trio: Adams & McLaren, Large Gold Brahmas;
Best Heavy Duck: Adams & McLaren, Rouen Duck;
Best Call Duck: J&L Hammond, Pied Drake;
Best Light Duck: Adams & McLaren, Fawn Indian Runner Duck;
Best Carlisle OEG: Adams & McLaren, Grey Female;
Best Oxford OEG: G Ingram;
Best Modern Game: Adams & McLaren, Wheaten Female;
Best AOV Hard Feather: W Gilchrist, Ko Shamo Stag;
Best Eggs: K McGarry, Plate of Six Dark Brown Bantam Eggs;
Best Juvenile: A Shaw Jr, OEG Male.
n Keep an eye on social media for the next two shows. The second is due to be held on November 5 (closing date November 28) and will be the Ballymena Championship Show, and the third will be on December 3 (closing date November 25).
n Anyone requiring any information should contact Dermot Gardiner on 07739 837372.
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