The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

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The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby Tim » Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:18 am

So, not long to go to the National Poultry Show 2012. Again, being held across two halls with around 6000 exhibits!

I'm going to be there with Rupert taking photos and I have a nice trio of Light Sussex that I've hatched from Nick Smiths bloodline booked in for a sale pen but bottled out of entering the show itself thinking I would have too much to do with our photo booth.

The photos will be put into a gallery on the page I have linked to above so please come back to see them after the show :-)17

We'll be there for the weekend. Feel free to tap me on the shoulder and say hello. I can't wait :D

So who's going?
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby tygrysek75 » Thu Oct 18, 2012 7:51 am

Hi Tim
I think I will go this year,pat on your sholders and say Hi :D
I will have some space in my car if anyone interested to go too :D
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby foxy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:06 pm

Yes I am going, not entered any birds as I have been rather busy of late. I am stewarding at the show so will be there! :D
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby Pamela » Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:00 pm

My husband and I have been talking about attending this event, but it is a long way to drive and as we are mainly interested in turkeys, would it be worth the trip?
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby ncotb » Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:39 am

Im going :-)99
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby Tim » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:41 am

@Tygrysek75 I look forward to meeting you :-)

@Foxy Would that mean you could bring a couple of Faverolles up to be photographed at some point? We're not allowed to take birds out of cages and have to ask the Stewards and they are such great subjects with that beard of theirs! ;-)

@Pamela There are usually quite a few Turkeys at the National (I'd say 2 or 3 dozen were there last year).

@ncotb Hopefully I'll get more than 10 seconds stop and say hello this time!

Look forward to seeing you all :-)
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby chrismahon » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:21 am

Travelling could be an issue Tim?

Seriously though, I thought the Stoneleigh event last year was expensive and poorly attended compared to the later show at Stafford, which I may attend if I'm over.
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby Margaid » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:17 am

Don't think I'll make the National but I certainly want to go to Stafford in December.
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby Tim » Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi Margaid and bonjour Chris

Well I will be at the Fed in Stafford as well so perhaps see you there! We might be in the 'Walk in Freezer' off the main hall with our photo booth (no joke..) but we are trying to negotiate a bit better position at the moment!

After the year of the snow, it was lucky for them that they had good entry levels or financially it would have been hard I think.

Apparently the National has a record entry this year, over 6000 entries. I think they had to push prices up when they changed to the new halls. I agree, entry is a little steep.

I'm fortunate in that I don't normally pay for entry - but we don't charge for photos and there's quite a lot of work after, sorting through them and sending them out to people as well as Fancy Fowl so I suppose I work for it. ;) Two very long days by the time I travel up there and back.
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Re: The National Poultry Show 2012 - Who's going?

Postby foxy » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:31 pm

That's a lot of entries Tim! You could find yourself very busy in your little photo fridge! :D

Yes I don't think it will be a problem to bring some of the birds over, maybe I could pick up a few tips myself.

Chris if you manage to make it to the Fed do let me know as I will be there too! :-)99 :-)99
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