The first ever very plucky poultry show

It’s set to be a clucking good time at the Lachlan Valley Poultry Fanciers’ (LVPF) first ever Cowra Poultry Show on Saturday, June 16 at the Cowra Showground Poultry Pavilion. 

The Show will provide experienced and those new to poultry showing the opportunity to showcase their best birds. 

Lachlan Valley Poultry Fanciers Club Secretary Rachel Barnes said there will be something for everyone. 

“People will be able to see a great line up of birds,” she said. 

“Also lots of fun classes such as Dressed Up Chickens and Decorated Eggs, also the chance to have photos and cuddles with some quiet chickens and a great opportunity to learn, about all things poultry from our members.”

Other show classes include Friendliest Bird, Best Backyard Chicken, Best Decorated Egg (hard boiled), Business Half Dozen Decorated Eggs and Best Poultry Related Photo. Entries will be taken on the day for all novelty classes. 

For poultry enthusiasts, Rachel says there will be a diverse range of chicken and ducks.

“We have rare breeds entered such as Shamo, Asil, Thai and Oxford game, Yokohama, Andalusian Phoenix, Marrans in soft feather birds and Aylesbury ducks,” she said.

There will also be Best Waterfoul, Best Hardfeather, Best Softfeather and Best in Show. The Show has come about after the formation of the LVPF earlier this year.

“Lachlan Valley Poultry Fanciers Inc has been talked about for a while, three years I think by myself and Stuart McLean (President),” Rachel said. 

“The shed at the Cowra Showgrounds was not in great condition at the Ag Show and we wanted something better. We eventually got all the official steps started end of last year.”

Rachel says the Club also provides those with similar interests to meet like-minded people. 

“We want to encourage kids to love poultry and showing,” she said.  

“We are new and hoping to bring lots of new people into the pure breed poultry world while educating on good feeding care and show preparation.”