Han­nah’s chook is champ of the roost

Central and North Burnett Times - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: ERICA MUR­REE

CLUCKY: Biggen­den Show cham­pion ju­nior ex­hibitor, Han­nah Radel with her bird named Smokey.

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