Cononley, near Skipton, husband and wife poultry breeders Keith
and Anne Chatburn ruled the roost yet again when landing their
third championship success of the year at the Craven Feather Auctions
show of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, March
Keith and Anne Chatburn, right, with the Craven Feather Auctions
Large Black Orpington champions, joined by judge Geoff Marston
and steward Shelley Rogerson.
The couple’s trio of exhibition standard Large Black Orpingtons,
hatched in 2007, won the large fowl class before going on to take
the supreme championship and selling for the day’s top price
of £110 to Mrs M Robson, of Cowling.
Orpingtons from Mr and Mrs Chatburn have already won best in show
at the 2008 Northern Show in Hipperholme and the best large fowl
class at Longridge Show, Clitheroe. The couple have been breeding
hens for 40 years, raising both Orpington and Sussex varieties.
Reserve champions, a trio of Welsummers from S Hitchen, Halifax,
sold for £64 to Alan Barnes, Great Harwood.
Mr Barnes also exhibited the highest price per head birds with
a pair of White Wyandotte Bantams, sold at £108 to Pamela
Show judge was Wyandottes specialist Geoff Marston, of Wetherby,
who has officiated at the English and Scottish Nationals, with
Shelley Rogerson, of Leeds, vice-chairman of the Croad Langshan
Club, acting as steward.
It was again a big day at Skipton Auction Mart, with the poultry
show supported by the popular bi-monthly Agri-Trader Auctions of
machines, reclamation and salvage, furniture, garden and general
items of interest to farmers, collectors and the general public.
Craven Feather Auction Prize Awards: Large Fowl - 1 K Chatburn
(Black Orpington), 2 AJ Bennett - Gold Welbars. Waterfowl – 1
Wilson Bros (Buff Orpington), 2 R Whalley (Geese). Bantams – 1
S Hitchen (Welsummer), 2 D Agar (Austraulops).
Large Fowl: Trio Black Orpington £110, 3 Barnevelder
Pullets £86, 2 Buff Orpington Pullets £80, Trio Gold
Silkie £80, 3 Silver Laced Wyandotte Pullets £66, 2
Welsummer Pullets £52, 2 Speckled Sussex Pullets £52,
Quartet Lakenvelder £50, Trio Light Sussex £50, 3 Welsummer
Ducks: Trio Apricot Call £50, Pair Apricot
Call £42. Bantams: Pair White Wyandotte £108, Trio
Silver Laced Wyandotte £68, Trio Welsummer £64, 2 Black/Gold
Silkie Femals £56, Trio RIR £50.
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