The Vernon Pigeon and Poultry Club recently hosted its 44th Feather Fancier Show in conjunction with Vernon’s Winter Carnival. The show featured a full competitive pigeon show and a judged novice poultry competition for those new or nearly new to the hobby. Orie Moore from WA was the pigeon judge and he had about 300 birds to evaluate. Club president Dudley DeLeenheer judged the novice show of about 90 entries consisting of bantams, large fowl and bantam ducks.
A silver collection admitted the general public which seemed to appreciate the variety of birds. A well stocked concession provided a variety of food items for most tastes. The antique and collectible show and sale also attracted interest. The event was well attended, especially during the performance of the Back Yard Band and the Rooster Crowing Competition. Queen and Princess Silver Star, Jopo and Jopette, (the Winter Carnival mascot clowns) and the Karnival Kops were in attendance to enhance the carnival atmosphere of the show.
Grand Champion pigeon was a white Jacobin by Jason Nicholls and Grand Champion poultry was a Black Australorp female by Andrew Laird. It was nice to see quite a number of junior competitors at the show.
Please find listed below the major winners for both shows.
Grand Champion Pigeon – White Jacobin cock by Jason Nicholls
Reserve Champion Pigeon – Show Racer by Alec Kovaks Jr.
Best Flying Pigeon – Blue Bar Show Homer by Alec Kovaks Jr.
Reserve Flying Pigeon – Show Homer by Alec Kovaks Jr.
Best Fancy Pigeon – White Jacobin cock by Jason Nicholls
Reserve Fancy Pigeon – Show Racer by Alec Kovaks Jr.
Best Pigeon by a Junior – Show Racer by Amy Siemens
Grand Champion Chicken – Black Australorp hen by Andrew Laird
Reserve Champion Chicken – Black OE bantam hen by Haley Every, a Junior
Best Bantam – Black OE bantam hen by Haley
Reserve Bantam – White Call YD by Linden Pauluzzi, a Junior
Best Large Chicken – Black Australorp hen by Andrew
Reserve Large Chicken – Shamo pullet by Herman Huyskamp
Best Bantam Duck by a Junior – White Call by Linden Pauluzzi
Best Bantam by a Junior – Black OE hen by Haley Every