Birds in Abundance at the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Poultry Show

7 October 2014

     

Last year 1,050 entries took part in the Royal Welsh Winter Fair Poultry Show and this year is hoped to be just as popular.

Visitors on Tuesday 2 December at this year’s 25th Royal Welsh Winter Fair will be treated to a spectacular display of some of the finest specimens of poultry from across the UK in the Winter Fair Poultry Show.

First established in 1992, the championship status show held under the rules of the Poultry Club of Great Britain, has long since been a main attraction on the second day of the annual Royal Welsh Winter Fair which takes place on 1 and 2 December in Llanelwedd.

With over 260 classes, special prizes and awards last year’s show attracted 1,050 entries from across the UK, all hoping to get their hands on the Royal Welsh Champion Shield and the Poultry Club’s Gold Award.

During the show visitors will be able to see a wide variety of birds including bantams, geese, ducks and turkeys, including familiar and traditional breeds and also many exotic breeds of foreign origin whose brilliant colour combinations help to make the show so fascinating. The show is held in the Fur and Feather Pavilion on the showground.

Breeding poultry for showing is a responsible, yet fun activity and is often a favourite with younger competitors. Within the schedule there are eight classes specifically for 12 – 16 year olds and another seven classes for five – 11 year olds to take their turn in the competition.

Schedules for the Poultry Show are available online at www.rwas.co.uk and the deadline for entries is 24 October 2014.