Longridge and District Fanciers Society’s 48th North of England championship show was a ‘smoother than ever success’ say its organisers.
Gaining reserve champion with his Wyandotte bantam, the Fanciers former president Allan Procter said: “It was a very good show, smoother than ever with some new members and exhibitors and I think everyone went away very pleased.”
Poultry and egg entries from as far away as Cornwall totalled almost a thousand as national judges decided on the winners last Saturday.
The venue of Clitheroe Auction Mart also saw visitors attracted to the busy sale of poultry being held in a building next to the show.
BEST OF BREED results
Show champion - S & G Hodge Black Rosecomb F; reserve - A & D Procter White Wyandotte bantam F.
Best large SF (H) - Bruce and Kelly Black Australorp F; best large SF (L) - S & G Hodge White Crested Black Poland F; best large HF - G & I Holmes 2015 bred Carlisle OEG M.
Best SF btm (heavy) - A & D Procter White Wyandotte bantam F; best SF btm (light) - Bennett Welsummer F; best HF btm - Jackson and Lutey Salmon Breasted OEG F; best true btm - S& G Hodge Black Rosecomb F.
Best rare breed - G & N Thornton large Houdan F; best junior Ex - March & Walton Black Rosecomb F.
Best waterfowl - S & G Hodge White Call Duck. Best eggs - C & W Oldcorn 4 mottled bantam eggs.
Best trio - S McKean Modern Game bantams. Best utility breed - Bruce & Kelly Black Australorp F.