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Bantams take Christmas Poultry Show Title

A trio of White Wyandotte bantams from renowned Red Rose poultry breeder Alan Barnes, of Cowden, Great Harwood, ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auctions Christmas show and sale of poultry and waterfowl at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Dec 14)

Mr Barnes, who has been breeding poultry all his life, specialising in White Wyandottes for the past 12 years, saw his chosen champions, a cock and two females, fly in the auction to sell for a show-topping £250 to the judge, well-known poultry breeder and showman Geoff Marsden, of Wetherby.

Alan Barnes, centre, judge and buyer of his chosen champions Geoff Marsden, left, and Skipton Auction Mart’s Sam Bradley with the Skipton Christmas poultry victors.

Alan Barnes, centre, judge and buyer of his chosen champions Geoff Marsden, left, and Skipton Auction Mart’s Sam Bradley with the Skipton Christmas poultry victors.

Mr Barnes regularly heads the poultry selling prices at Skipton and was also responsible for the second and third top calls at the festive show with his White Wyandottes, another pair selling for £170 and a further trio at £150. These, too, fell to Mr Marsden.

Mr Barnes also breeds Bluefaced Leicester sheep. A home-bred Mule sheep by one of his BFL rams was interbreed champion at this year’s Gargrave Show.

The first prize pen of large fowl, a pair of point of lay Blue Orpingtons from M Rangeley, of Slaithwaite, lifted the reserve championship, before selling for £90.

Principal prices were as follows: £250 Trio White Wyandotte, £170 Pair White Wyandotte, £150 Trio White Wyandotte, £90 Pair Blue Orpingtons, £75 Trio Silver Laced Wyandotte, £75 4 Silver Laced Wyandotte, £75 Quartet Blue Partridge Wyandotte, £65 4 Cuckoo Maran Hens, £58 2 Buff Orpingtons, £55 Trio Buff Orpingtons.

The next Craven Feather Auctions are scheduled for Saturday, January 18.

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