John Hindle puts a feather in his cap at Skipton Spring poultry showcase
Lancashire’s John Hindle won his first-ever Craven Feather Auctions championship at the Spring show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart. (Saturday, March 9)
Mr Hindle, from Oswaldtwistle, has picked up first prizes in the past and was reserve champion at the show last September, but went one better this time. His trio of White Wyandottes was plucked out by judge Andrew Fisher, of Pateley Bridge, and went on to sell for £35.
Reserve champion was a trio of White Bantam Slkies presented by another Lancashire poultry breeder, E Waite, of Darwen, the first prize winners in the bantam category, which sold for £55.
Joint top price in show of £60 went to a pair of Silver Laced Wyandottes and a pair of German Pekin Ducks, the second prize-winners in the waterfowl class, both put forward by local breeder, J Long, of Airton. Mr Long also picked up first prize in the class with his pair of exhibition Aylesbury ducks, sold for £40.
Making £55 was a pen of Light Sussex pullets, with three further pens each selling at £50 – a trio of Light Sussex, pair of India Pea Fowl and a Muscovy duck and ducklings. Accessories sold to £95 for an incubator, while a hen hut made £55.