Poultry fans set to flock to Peebles for town’s annual show

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With 1,426 entries, this Sunday’s annual Peebles Poultry and Bantam Club Championship Show is set to be the largest to date.

Regular exhibitors and visitors to the show at Walkershaugh community centre will notice some changes.

For the first time there will be classes for Yellow Dutch bantams, Aylesbury ducks, and Black Hamburghs. There are also new photography classes.

In addition, there will be breed club shows for Scottish Pekin Club, Hamburgh Club, Serama Club and Scottish Waterfowl Club.

Another bantam that has grown in popularity is the Sabelpoot bantam, for which the club has created a class in the rare breed section.

A new trophy this year is the Allan Challis Memorial Trophy. Allan – who ran a poultry forum – used to come up to the show every year from Cambridge.

This year’s Hydro Trophy for points will go to the light breed bantams.

The very popular egg classes will be judged by Andrew Martin, and, if you’re looking to buy birds, there’s a well-supported auction from 2.15pm.

The show has, again, received generous sponsorship from Millers Town & Country, and WCF Pet and Equestrian.

Entry to the public is from 1pm, and is free.