Breeders, fanciers flock to show
THE GRAFTON Agricultural Show may have ended last weekend but the poultry pavilion at Grafton Showgrounds was still a hive of activity yesterday as Clarence Valley poultry breeders and fanciers converged for the annual Grafton and District Poultry Club Show.
Club president Barry Reeves said more than 600 fine feathered specimens of chickens and waterfowl, and dozens of breeds, shapes and sizes were competing for prizes.
He said the quality and numbers were high this year.
"Entry numbers this year are probably about the same as last year ... and both years have been the best we've had for some time," Mr Reeves said.
Entries are judged carefully, with comparisons to national standards of perfection.
Judges look at colour, health, feather quality, weight and eye clarity, among other criteria.