This is the page for information related to the 2016 Fall FeatherFest.
Fall Featherfest Show Report 2016
The Vernon Pigeon and Poultry Club has held a stand-alone show in the fall for close to a decade. This show is called Fall Featherfest. Initially it was held in November but was moved several years ago to October to improve driving conditions for out of town exhibitors.
This year, as usual, it was held on the Interior Provincial Exhibition fairgrounds in Armstrong, B.C. in the Horticulture Building on October 15th. There were over 500 poultry and waterfowl entered and close to 200 pigeons. This was the largest Fall Featherfest since we hosted the APA Canadian National show six years ago when we had close to 1000 birds entered. Our Club has been awarded the APA show again for next year and it will take place on October 14, 2017.
Heather Hayes and Joe Mazur were co-chairpersons for our show this year. They worked closely with Club members to stage a very successful show that offered nearly $1000 in prize money to exhibitors. Daniel Fry-Shaw from California judged the show and all reports indicated that he did a fine job! The pigeon judge was Frank Seip of West Kelowna , a highly regarded judge in the Fancy.
Super Grand Champion of the Show – White Cochin bantam male by Joe Mazur
Reserve Super Grand Champion – Birchen Modern Game bantam pullet by Heather Hayes
Champion Large Fowl – White Leghorn female by L & M Poultry
Reserve Large Fowl – Black Ameraucana pullet by Amelie Letvinchuk (a junior)
Champion Bantam – Joe Mazur
Reserve Champion Bantam – Heather Hayes
Champion Waterfowl – Black and White Magpie young duck by Mathew Smith
Reserve Champion Waterfowl – Heavy Duck Appleyard Old Drake by Mathew Smith
Champion Duck – Black and White Magpie
Champion Goose – White Sebastapol Gander by Shelley Work
Grand Champion Pigeon – Show Type Homer by Alec Kovacs
Reserve Grand Champion Pigeon – Helmet by Bruce Southern
Runner-up to Reserve Champion Pigeon – Minindian Fantail by Marianne Harangozo
Pictured below is the Supergrand Champion of the Show, a White Cochin male by Joe Mazur, and the Supergrand Reserve Champion of the Show, a Birchen Modern Game bantam pullet by Heather Hayes: