Hannah’s chook is champ of the roost
IN ONLY her second year of exhibiting Hannah Radel was named champion junior exhibitor at the Biggenden Show.
The Burnett College student entered eight birds and came away with six wins including a champion ribbon with her silky bantam named Smokey.
“Smokey also won at the Gayndah Show,” Hannah said.
“I am only in my second year of exhibiting with my silky bantams and Belgiums.
“When I had a couple of birds I decided to show them.
“They all have names.” Overall there were 200 exhibits in the Biggenden Show’s poultry shed.
Jack Fricke, of Bundaberg, took out the overall grand champion with an old English large partridge pullet.
Allan Brennan exhibited reserve champion with a modern game birchen hen.
The same hen was also reserve champion in 2016 to one of Mr Fricke’s birds.
Judge was 82-year-old Ray Hall, alongside grandson Anthony, who is following in his grandfather’s footsteps.
They had travelled up from Condong in New South Wales for the show.
Mr Brennan, who is also poultry steward, said the judge was surprised at just how good the birds were.
“The quality he said was far ahead of what they have down there,” Mr Brennan said.
CLUCKY: Biggenden Show champion junior exhibitor, Hannah Radel with her bird named Smokey.