Slick takes home rib­bon

Central and North Burnett Times - - 2015 BIGGENDEN SHOW -

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.”

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