Poultry numbers impress
Poultry judge Grame Hopf from NSW was impressed with the number of feathered entries at the Make Smoking History Wagin Woolorama.
“The committee did an excellent job of turning an old pavilion into a new situation,” he said.
“Turkey numbers were equal to what they were at the Sydney Royal Show.”
Mr Hopf was particularly in awe of a Old English Game exhibit, which he judged to be champion bird, to the delight of owner Peter Strike, of Collie.
Mr Hopf said it was an outstanding bird for the breed.
“It was very fit and active, had the correct weight plus it displayed a rare colour,” he said.
Mr Strike has been in the poultry game for 55 years and is meticulous about line breeding to produce the best genetics possible. “It is too difficult to find outside genetic quality, so best to keep challenging your own breeding,” he said.
Poultry breeder Peter Strike and judge Grame Hopf with the Old English Game exhibit at Woolorama.