Region's finest fowls on exhibition in Bathurst Poultry Show

POULTRY SHOW: President Michael Lane, judge Barry Weatherstone with a Chinese Silky and Tony Hellyer. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK.
POULTRY SHOW: President Michael Lane, judge Barry Weatherstone with a Chinese Silky and Tony Hellyer. Photo:CHRIS SEABROOK.

SOME of the region’s finest fowls were on display on Sunday as part of the Bathurst and District Poultry Society’s annual show.

Now in its 15th year, the annual show attracted exhibitors from as far away as Goulburn and Dubbo.

President of the Bathurst and District Poultry Society, Michael Lane said the event attracted just over 500 exhibitors, which he said was a great result, given it clashed with the Canberra Royal Show, which was on the same weekend.

“The fact we’ve been able to maintain our numbers is great,” he said.

Mr Lane said there were about 40 breeds on show, and it was a great opportunity for people to see rare breeds, as well as birds which are good for the back yard.

He said poultry is popular with the larger community because anyone can get involved as a hobby.

“You can have fowls in your back yard, it’s not expensive, anyone can have them.

“It’s easy and simple for kids to get involved, we’ve got a lot of kids here today, the youngest exhibitors are as little as four or five,” he said.

Mr Lane said he wanted to thank the community and sponsors for supporting the event.

“We had a lot of people not involved in the club, coming to have a look, and our sponsors always give us good support,” he said.