Slick takes home ribbon
CHAMPION bird of the Biggenden Show, a Coronation Sussex cockerel nicknamed Slick, likes to sit in the back seat of a car.
Exhibitor Mandy Bennett of Calliope said her pet got the name when he arrived clean as a whistle in a carrier van from Toowoomba.
The first timer at Biggenden bought the champion in February after only been in the game for 18 months.
“I couldn’t handle the cattle or run and show my dogs so chose poultry,” she said.
Steward Allan Brennan said the poultry shed housed 213 entries - 99 down on last year.
“We still made good use
SLICK'S A CHAMPION: Calliope's Mandy Bennett with her rooster nicknamed Slick, named champion bird of the Biggenden Show. of the new pens we constructed,” he said.
“Once again we clashed with Biloela, Blackbutt and Gympie shows and on the Sunday, the South Burnett Poultry Club.”
Judge Eddie Joyce of Calliope said the hardfeathers were really good quality fowls.
His only suggestion to breeders was to try and get their game birds out of their food tin as some were a bit heavy.
“They need to be hard not soft,” he said.
“The birds on show here today would win anywhere.”
Fellow judge Kylie Lord of Ambrose said the softfeather varieties were all really good.
“I have enjoyed myself here today, it’s a great little ag show,” she said.
Mrs Lord said it was great to see the younger generation showing their birds.
“Without them, in the future there will be no shows.”