When are the waterfowl shows?

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When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by Rooster » Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:38 pm

Where do I find out about waterfowl shows?

Someone told me they are usually held in the winter months?

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Re: When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by Tim » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:48 pm

Hi Barry,

There's two big ones I like to go to - The British Waterfowl Association National Show in November and the Poultry Club of GB National poultry show - the first has 800 or so entries and is purely waterfowl.

There are others around the country although I'm not sure when they are. The BWA website usually lists them though.

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Post by Ben Jones » Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:15 pm

BWA national waterfowl exhabition - soilihul
DWC championship show - baslall commomn
Devon and cornwalll waterfowl exhabition - wadebridge

these 3 usually have the highest waterfowl enteries , there are a few more good ones , but im bias to all waterfowl shows as they have a higher standard and considerably more enteries duck/goose wise .
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Post by yorkshirepekin » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:37 am

which is the better show the bwa on 1st nov. or the dwc on the 8th nov. ?
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Re: When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by Tim » Tue Oct 13, 2009 10:31 am

For me, the BWA show in Solihull.

There is also the BWA Devon and Cornwall Waterfowl show - 30th Anniversary National Championship Exhibition and sale on Sunday 29th November. I haven't been to this one but have a schedule of classes and I hear it is pretty big.
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Post by yorkshirepekin » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:06 pm

were going to solihull for first time. is the one in devon the one which clashes with the national or fed, ive never understood why they do that.
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Re: When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by Tim » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:15 pm

Yes, the National is 28th 29th November - but my guess is they are far enough apart in distance terms that it doesn't effect them too much.

I will be going to Solihull and The National but first it's Hanover this weekend where I hope to take a closer look at their Streicher ducks or Abacot Rangers as we call them here. The Germans have loads of them and have some great birds so I'm really looking forward to it.
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Post by steeple ducks » Wed Oct 14, 2009 6:50 pm

I visited the Devon & Cornwall show last year & would recommend it. It has different breeders showing than Solihull so you see some different birds.The lighting was good and the natives cheerful & keen to help.
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Re: When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by Tim » Mon Oct 19, 2009 1:24 pm

I've just got back from the Hannover Poultry Show and wow - there were loads of waterfowl to see...

There were over 600 Indian Runners alone! The judges also have longer to judge - up to 150 birds each but they are specialists in their category. The birds are there for 5 days - by the time you go in, they have been judged and the marks are shown in the catalogues.

It's interesting to see the differences in their birds - the shapes of the Indian Runners heads for example. The Abacot Ranger or Streicher as they call them are much smaller (as they haven't been out crossed as many have been here) and some of their geese are different too.

I would like to get down to Devon one year - but this year it will just be Solihull and the National for me.
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Re: When are the waterfowl shows?

Post by yorkshirepekin » Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:53 pm

sounds ace , would love to go one day.
were the heads on the runners more dish billed not as straight as ours and were they longer in leg, bigger gap from tail to floor.
have you any pics?
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