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Big Light

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Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« on: December 27, 2012, 08:26:52 am »
The Scottish National Poultry Show 2013 is on at the Lanark Auction Mart (ML11 9SZ) on Saturday 19Th - Sunday 20Th January 2013 entries are now closed but worth a look for those that want to learn more about the different breeds. There's usually something in the region of 3,500 exhibits

 Judging is on the Saturday morning / midday so if not exhibiting better coming later in the afternoon or on sunday to see the results.

There are sales classes with birds for sale at a fixed price - usually not that cheap but good quality - theres also a catalogue so if you fancy a breed you can contact those that keep the breed either near to you or those that have the better quality birds ( depending on your needs). It usually a couple of quid on the door to get in but a good learning experience and plenty of experienced hands to ask questions of.

Rosemary

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2012, 03:23:46 pm »
I'm going  :thumbsup:

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2012, 04:05:26 pm »
I'm going to try and go too. Should have entered something really, but I always forget in that rush before Christmas.


Which day you going Rosemary?


Beth

Rosemary

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2012, 06:51:20 pm »
The Sunday, I think. I was going to enter Ruby, my Black Orpington, but like you, didn't get organised in time.

I'll be handing out Festival leaflets  ;D

Mays

  • Joined Jul 2010
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2012, 07:42:24 pm »
 ::) wish I'd remembered, Ive a few I could of entered, worth a day out though to have a looky

Anke

  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2012, 02:51:13 pm »
Do they have ducks/geese too? I may be going on the Sunday, weather etc permitting.

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2012, 07:39:27 pm »
Yes Anke, ducks and geese too. It is worth going, the catalogue is great because you can look up so many breeders, and it is rare to get so many poultry in one place in Scotland.


The bit I loved, when they held it at the Royal Highland Centre, and at Perth, there would be a bus hired from up north, all these people with their cages of chooks in the hold of the bus, and them all queuing to get back on the bus, after queuing to put the chooks in the hold... Amazing.


Beth

Mays

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2013, 09:19:25 pm »
I'm definelty coming on the sunday, Beth, meet up for a coffee?

bigchicken

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2013, 10:45:53 pm »
I will be trying to get to this event I was there last year on the Friday night collecting some beautiful
 bantams all the way up from Hampshire and there was a real Buzz about the place.

Shetland sheep, Castlemilk Moorits sheep, Hebridean sheep, Scots Grey Bantams, Scots Dumpy Bantams. Shetland Ducks.

Chris H

  • Joined Oct 2011
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2013, 02:11:49 pm »
Are there many birds for sale? looking to add to my girls :chook:
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Big Light

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2013, 04:28:10 pm »
Usually a lot to pick from although a lot of pairs and trios

ballingall

  • Joined Sep 2008
  • Avonbridge, Falkirk
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2013, 01:02:49 pm »
I'm definelty coming on the sunday, Beth, meet up for a coffee?


Yep, sounds good. I'll send you my mobile number.


Think I will go both days, as I don't want to miss out any hens of my breed that might be for sale!


Beth

Mays

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2013, 03:49:20 pm »
I'm definelty coming on the sunday, Beth, meet up for a coffee?


Yep, sounds good. I'll send you my mobile number.


Think I will go both days, as I don't want to miss out any hens of my breed that might be for sale!


Beth

and what breed is that? we are planning coming on the Sudnay, do you think thats the best day?

Victorian Farmer

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Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2013, 04:14:27 pm »
The hall closes for about a hour cards put on the birds for sale  and you pic the card of the breed and just pay i did 2009 and 2010 and won with the leg bars .Naw i do utilatey so these birds wont lay as meney .

goosepimple

  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: Scottish National Poultry Show 19th - 20th January 2013
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2013, 06:18:07 pm »
Is there a catalogue, I'm needing a replacement Steinbacher gander and don't want to go if there's not one or I'll come back with lots of expensive freeloaders I don't need  ::) 
 
                                                              again again again again again again
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs

 

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