Poultry show is on the way

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With just a few weeks to go before the largest poultry show in South West Scotland takes place, excitement is growing and entries are already coming in.

There are competitive classes for large fowl, bantams, ducks, geese and turkeys alongside many egg classes.

As well as open classes for anyone with poultry there are also restricted classes for residents of Wigtownshire so a varied selection of winners from across the county and country are guaranteed on Championship Row. Last year a black female Pekin from Stranraer was Show Champion – what will win this year?

For those who do not keep poultry there are photograph, painting, greeting cards, handicraft and floral art classes as well – all with a poultry theme. Anyone using eggs in the kitchen could save the broken shells and possibly win a prize by making a sculpture with them.

This year there is a greetings card to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday and with exhibitors’ approval these will be forwarded to Buckingham Palace following the show to wish Her Majesty well.

New exhibitors are very welcome and there will be a preparation evening at Cults Farmhouse, Whithorn, Newton Stewart, on Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 7.30pm. free of charge, to demonstrate how to prepare a bird for showing and what to expect on showday.

A fundraising event for the poultry show will be Afternoon Tea at Cults Farmhouse on Sunday 24 July 2016 from 2–5pm. A schedule can be obtained from Janice Houghton-Wallace at the above address or Tel: 01988 600763.