Record-breaking Peebles poultry show

Scotland’s biggest one day poultry show at Peebles attracted record entries last month.

The Peebles Poultry Club’s championship show saw 1,426 entries from 154 exhibitors for bird, egg and photograph classes, with Lancashire’s Waterworth and Woods winning the overall championship with a black leghorn female and David McGill, from Ayr, taking reserve with a female white wyandotte bantam.

Peebles enthusiasts Patrick and Dorinda Fontana won the best large soft feather section with a female large black cochin and took best of breed in the brahma, cochin, faverolle and German langshan classes, while Peeblesshire’s Ann Martin won the eggs category with three duck eggs.

Hamburgh specialists E. McClintock and I. Lammie dominated the breed classes, with the former winning best overall hamburgh and reserve overall hamburgh and the latter eventually taking the show’s points trophy.

The junior handling award went to S. Dunbar from Lockerbie at his first show.

There were 39 entries for the new photography section, with P. and M. Bannister, K. Gilbert and S. Wood respectively winning the poultry pet, a show bird and eggs classes.

New trophies for rare breed sabelpouts were won by J Potter (best sabelpout) and S Wood (best shown by a junior).

And the new Allan Challis Memorial Trophy for best heavy breed bantam went to A. Martin’s best australorp bantam.

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