Bel­gian ban­tams the show’s fea­ture breed

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - 88 WATTONA SHOW -

Touted as be­ing as sweet in na­ture as the choco­late their home­land is fa­mous for, the Bel­gian D’Uc­cle is the fea­ture breed in this year’s poul­try sec­tion.

Orig­i­nally from Uc­cle in Bel­gium, the ban­tam va­ri­ety can be mot­tled, blue, white or golden in colour. Wa­roona Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety mem­ber and Poul­try Club trea­surer Ken Landwehr said he was look­ing for­ward to ex­hibit­ing the her­itage breed.

Mr Landwehr said his daugh­ter was the one who started his in­ter­est in the small breed.

“They have beau­ti­ful colour­ing, feath­ered feet and a very docile na­ture,” he said.

Ex­hibit­ing birds must be ad­mit­ted to the Poul­try Pavil­ion be­tween 7am and 8.30am on show day.

Judg­ing com­mences at 9am, with pre­sen­ta­tions at 2pm.

Pic­ture: Jac­inta Can­ta­tore

Wa­roona Agri­cul­tural So­ci­ety mem­ber Ken Landwehr looks for­ward to ex­hibit­ing his Bel­gian D’Uc­cles, the poul­try fea­ture breed at this year's show.

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