If you want to see a fabulous array of chickens, these are the shows to go to!
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December is the month when Britain’s two major poultry shows take place – and the events are a magnet for chicken lovers.
The events are the National Poultry Show at the International Centre at Telford on December 2 and 3 and The Federation Championship Show at Stafford on December 16 and 17.
The Poultry Club of Great Britain’s (PCGB) National Poultry Show – often seen as the poultry equivalent to Crufts – generally attracts around 7,000 entries, making it one of the UK’s largest poultry shows.
Welcoming this years show, PCGB Chair Louise Carpenter said: “Like poultry fanciers and hobbyists across the UK and indeed further afield I am hugely excited for our upcoming National Show, which will again be a showcase of some of the very best exhibition poultry, be that chickens, ducks, turkeys, geese or indeed eggs, that this country has to offer.”
“Like the PCGB, this event is not solely for the seasoned poultry fancier, and with so many amazing exhibits and stalls making up this years show, as well as a vast sales section, it is sure to prove to be a hit for anyone with an interest in poultry!”
Since the launch of The Federation Championship Show in the mid 1970s, the event has grown and grown to become one of the premier poultry shows in the UK with around 7,000 entries.
It has more than 1,500 classes for pure breed poultry, waterfowl (ducks and geese) and turkeys as well as classes for eggs. There is also a poultry sale section. The show is held at Staffordshire County Showground. (ST18 0BD). Last year’s show was the biggest in the event’s 40-year history. MORE: www.nationalshow. poultryclub.org http:// federationpoultryshow.weebly. com
ABOVE: Former Supreme Champion Stephen Taylor and junior Thomas Marsh with superb Rosecombs.