Last Saturday was the first of two scheduled hard feather shows at the Dromore Poultry Club in County Down.
Even though many poultry keepers are finding that much of their stock are not fully through the moult, this specialist show still commanded a decent entry of quality birds with a much larger entry expected at the second show on November 24.
Schedules for the next show can be obtained by contacting secretary Gareth Ingram on 07971 533551.
The event on Saturday was judged by Roy Lewis, who ranked the Old English Game bantams and Carlisle type Old English Game, and Scott Irwin, who judged the Oxford Old English Game and Asian Game.
The largest class in the show was the duckwing modern game bantam pullet class, which had an enormous entry of 23 birds. The next largest class was the dark furness Old English Game bantam hen class with an impressive 15 entries.
Now to some of the class winners:
Best Asian Game was won by a bird from Gareth Ingram from County Down.
Best Oxford Game was Jamie Lee McKinstry from County Down with a partridge female.
Best Modern Game was won by Jonny Blaney, from County Antrim, with a Silver Duckwing pullet.
Best Carlisle Game was awarded to Johnny Blaney’s tasseled female.
Best Spangle Old English Game was Eugene O’Rourke’s female.
Best Pile Old English Game was Gareth Ingram,s female
Best Black Old English Game was Gareth Ingram’s pullet.
Best Blue Old English Game was Gareth Ingram’s pullet.
Best Dark Furness Old English Game was Gareth Ingram’s female.
Best Light Red Wheaten Old English Game was Scott Irwin’s Wheaten pullet.
Best Duckwing Old English Game was Gareth Ingram’s Silver Duckwing male.
Best Dark Red Partridge Old English Game was Johnny Blaney’s dark red male.
Best Crele Old English Game was Jonny Blaney’s Crele male.
Best Any Other Standard Colour Old English Game was Eugene O’Rourke’s blue red female.
Best Blue Furness Old English Game was Gareth Ingram’s female.
Best Any Other Colour was Eugene O’Rourke’s female.
And last, but certainly not least, Best Polecat Old English Game bantam and Best Old English Game and Overall Show Champion was Eugene O’Rourke’s very stylish Polecat Old English Game bantam pullet.