Entry deadline for major poultry show

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Entries for this year’s popular Peebles Poultry Show, Scotland’s largest one-day foul festival, close tomorrow.

The show committee made a few changes to classes and this year introduced a new photography section.

Show secretary Hazel Dickson said: “We have a lovely new revised schedule of classes and a new venture of poultry photography classes for some more competitive fun.

“There are classes for every type of bird, from waterfowl, true bantams, rare breeds, utility, large fowl, hard feather, heavies and light.

“Egg entries are also warmly welcomed – whether from large, bantam, waterfowl or even decorated or painted.”

Hazel added: “The judges are all renowned, well respected and very experienced.”

All regulars with the ribbons, the judges are John Cumming, W. Dalgliesh and Graeme Waddell, winner of the poultry championship at last year’s Border Union Show.

The event takes place at Nether Horsburgh, opposite the MacDonald Cardrona Hotel, on August 17.

Organisers Peebles & District Poultry & Bantam Club was formed in 1984 and committee members keep a variety of breeds, including Leghorns, Cochins, Old English Game, Hamburghs, Belgiums, Pekins, Polands, Anconas, Welsummers, Japanese, Sussex, Rosecombs and various kinds of waterfowl.