Best birds flock to Wa­roona

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS of the best look­ing birds in the South West will flock to the Wa­roona Show­grounds on Sun­day for the an­nual Young Bird Show.

Poul­try un­der 12 months old can be en­tered in the show, which at­tracted 260 en­tries last year, and water fowl will be the fea­ture breed.

Wa­roona Poul­try Club pres­i­dent Lau­rie Snell said mem­ber­ship of the club had grown since its found­ing four years ago and now stretched up to Bal­divis.

Ms Snell said Wa­roona worked closely with the Har­vey Poul­try Club with whom they shared the event.

Ms Snell said there was a grow­ing num­ber of house­holds keep­ing chick­ens out the back, par­tic­u­larly the her­itage breeds.

“I think back­yard breeds, par­tic­u­larly her­itage breeds, are be­com­ing more and more pop­u­lar,” she said.

York poul­try judge Jim Fuller will check each fowl not just on their car­riage, colour and feathers but their eyes and even breast bone shape.

“Just about ev­ery­thing on them has to be judged,” Ms Snell said.

En­tries for the Young Bird Show need to be in by June 6 by email­ing lrsnll5@gmail.com.

Wa­roona Poul­try Club pres­i­dent Lau­rie Snell, hold­ing her span­gled ham­burgh rooster, is look­ing for­ward to the up­com­ing Young Poul­try Show.

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