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High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by elmwood » Sun Feb 06, 2011 4:30 pm

Hi,

Well what a lovely show it was yesterday. Lots of worthy entries and droves of people milling around. Spent most of my time trying to make the decision whether to have some "bantam brahmas" from the sale pens, but as soon as I caught site of the Belgium D'Anver in the show my heart melted so I reckon my 2 new girls will have to Belgiums.

I did take a lot of photos, in fact 136. Sadly my new camera phone is pretty rubbish- had no idea until I uploaded them onto my pc, so disappointed. Wasn't going to put them on here, but at least you can make out the breed type if not the colouring etc. :oops:

It amazes me just how much you learn from chatting to chicken keepers at these shows. A great day out even though I came home empty handed but not through lack of trying..... Sadly didn;t get to meet anyone from on here.
Did anyone go?
Blue- did you manage to go?
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by clairethebear » Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:26 pm

Lovely pics Elmwood, they are all very beautiful, even the turkey in its own way. I am abit disappointed you didn.t get any new girls; can,t wait to find out what you get :)
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by elmwood » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:23 pm

HI Claire,

You are no the only one- I was hovering around the sales section for so long, keep going back to look at the brahmas- it took all my strength to walk away. They were lovely, there were four hens and a cock. I even asked a judge to give them the once over- they were from show stock. Someone had the cockeral and then I felt I couldn't have two and leave the other one hen on her own. It was a right dilemma. However, I must have made the right decision because after driving home, I embraced my girls and have not had a single regret.

My girls have had lots of cuddles today....... oh and one has started laying, so we've had our first egg since autumn. :-)08
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by Blue » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:28 pm

Hiya
yes... we went early - in fact they wouldnt let us in til 11 because of the judging! :roll:

I'll load up some of my photos too.
I bought the trio of Rhode Island Reds, and collected some contact numbers to purchase some more Derbyshire Redcaps in the spring.

the brahmas were lovely, I think they were sold when I got round there ?!

I'm afraid I can't say which birds won which prize - thats not what I went for! but there were some stunners & it was busy ...
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by Blue » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:46 pm

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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by Blue » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:50 pm

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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by Blue » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:53 pm

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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by Blue » Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:54 pm

and these are the RIRs I bought ....
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enjoying their new home :)
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by foxy » Sun Feb 06, 2011 8:52 pm

wow! Sounds like a really good show! Thanks for all the photos! It is soooo tempting to buy at shows, maybe next time Elmwood! :-)05
Lovely Rhodies Blue :D
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Re: High Peak Show- Bakewell, Derbyshire

Post by clairethebear » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:04 pm

The Brahmas are lovely but I think even the bantams are quite big. A garden centre near where I live has a pets corner with L/F Brahmas and they are gorgeous, the cockeral was the biggest chicken I have ever seen :o
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