16th APRIL 2020 - Page 26

JANUARY 23 2020
ABOVE: Fullerton family’s
prize-winning German
By David Neill
ABOVE: Geoff Weir’s superb Buff
Cochin, which was Best Buff and Best
Opposite Sex to Champion Cochin.
ABOVE: One of Ryan Liggett’s winning
ABOVE: Ewan Jones, whose Poland was Show Champion,
with John Barry, Championship Judge, and James Weatherup,
judge, from County Antrim.
Polish champion at Scottish National
HE Supreme Champion of
the Scottish National was
a white crested Poland
owed by Ewan Jones from
England. The bird was
picked as best in its breed by local
judge James Weatherup before
being eventually selected by
Championship Judge John Barry.
The Fullerton family won Best
Opposite size and Reserve Poland
with a beautiful large white crested
Cockerel. They also had Best
German Langshan and Overall Best
Soft Feather Heavy Bantam.
Patricia Swandel, following
on from her recent success,
ABOVE: Judith Lyons’ Best Opposite
Sex buff Plymouth rock.
Adams with
her Best
white Pekin.
had another three birds up
in Championship Row – Best
Opposite Size Barnevelder and
Best Opposite Size Ladies Exhibit
with a Barnevelder and Best
Utility Exhibit with a large white
Wyandottes cockerel.
Not to be outdone, her
granddaughter Judith Lyons had
Best Opposite Sex Buff Plymouth
Patricia also helped Judith to
judge the Juvenile classes, in which
Alannah Adams won Best Juvenile
True Bantam. Ryan Liggett also
had rst prizes with his Bantam
Cockerel and Pullet in the Black
Orpington bantam class.
In the Waterfowl section, Darren
Gillespie continued with his
success in the Saxony duck breed,
getting Best Saxony with a beautiful
In the Game section, Jonny
Blaney had Best Crele, Best Old
English Game Trio, Best Black and
Champion Old English Game with a
Black Pullet.
Mervyn Elliott had Champion
Large Modern Game and also won
both the Cockerel and Pullet class
in the Large Modern Game.
Peter Hamill won the following
prizes: 1st Mallard Call Female;
ABOVE: Peter
Hamill’s Reserve
Champion Call
duck and Best
Mallard variety.
Best Mallard Variety and Reserve
Best Call Duck; 1st Sumatra
Female, Reserve Best Rare; 1st
Gold Sebright Pullet, Best Gold
Sebright; Best Waterfowl Trio with
Mallard call ducks; 1st Black Pekin
Cockerel; 1st Large Thuringian
Male; Best Large Trio with black
Thuringians; 1st Apricot Call
Duck; 1st Bantam Dark Brahma
Female; 1st Belgian Quail d’Anver
Cock; Best Non Standard Call with
a dark chocolate Silver drake;
1st Butterscotch Call Drake; 1st
Butterscotch Call Duck.
Geoff Weir won Best Buff Cochin
and Best Male and 1st Gold
ABOVE: Patricia Swandel’s wonderful
Barnevelder bantam pullet. Patricia
had another great show, winning Best
Opposite Size Barnevelder and Best
Opposite Size Ladies Exhibit.
ABOVE: Judith Lyons
and her grandmother
Patricia Swandel busily
judging a section.
Brahma female.
Apologies if I have left anyone out
but that is all the results that were
sent to me.
As well as showing several
people from Northern Ireland
where judging, namely Gordon
Walker, Judith Lyons and James
Weatherup. Well done to all the
judges, competitors and the red
coats that help to run and organise
this show.
The next event is the Irish
Society of Poultry Fanciers Show
this weekend, followed by the
Ulster Poultry Federation Show on
Saturday, February 1.
ABOVE: Mervyn Elliott with
his Champion Large Modern
RIGHT: Mark and
Darren Gillespie’s
superb Saxony
LEFT: Some of
the flags of the
nationalities that
visit the Scottish
National Show.
ABOVE: Geoff Weir’s Best Buff Cochin.


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