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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:42 pm 
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auctioneer wrote:
a live auction is the oldest profesion


Not sure about that!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:31 pm 
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I might change the topic before Denis tells us what is the oldest profession.

Went to the show last friday and met a few BYP people David Geering was very generous with his time giving me some pointers on Barnvelders, was very impressed with the Campines and was surprised by how many birds were shown with untrimmed spurs.

I didn't think there was quite as many pure breed birds as previous years but still well worth going.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:54 pm 
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garyb wrote:
I might change the topic before Denis tells us what is the oldest profession.


I reckon we all have a fair idea!

Sydney Royal is an unique poultry show with a reasonably small number of master breeders and show people that put on display some outstanding birds. Most of these exhibitors regard a win at Sydney Royal as one of the ultimate awards that can be achieved. For many other breeders Sydney Royal is avoided for a variety of reasons such as too early in the year, too long a show, difficulties and expense of travelling and staying in Sydney, etc.

Unfortunately outside of the top birds there are some "average at best" fowl which results in a huge range of quality - much more of a range than at many club shows.

I won't "babalyon" any longer!! ;-)

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Sydney has the bigest school entries of any royal. EGGS section, laying comps, meat birdscompetion ans birds being exibits as well. schools from NSW and Victoria entered this year. About 60 in the meat bird section alone.

By the way we all can not have top birds. We all have to start some where. May be some incuragement to these new breeders would be better.

Imagen if camberra said only a hand full of top breeders could come. instead of 5000 birds there would be 100.


Sydney show has been at easter for over 100 years. the show is about 190+ years old. Everybody go to it a crowds of almost 1million people come to the show from all over australia. 90% go through the poultry shed. I met people from the gold coast, Dawin, South australia,Victoria and yes even Tasmanian atop poultry gentleman and leading judge all in the chook shed all on day 2 of the show.

Channel 7 filmed there last year for sydney weekender the first ever public turkey washing. radio 2ue have had heaps if interviews with ppeople like Pat the 2013 show legion and others.

Added to this 2 poulktry selling recoers
A for muscovy duck of $770.00, amuscovy Drake for $550.00 and a goose for $1650.00 each.($3300.00 the pr)
The chalange is out there for another show to beat these prices.
a foot note auctioneering is the oldest profesion FACT
where did the people for the other job come from but from the auction block. :biggrin: :biggrin:

ay way this topic for me is now closed.
I have a catalogue sale to get ready for and birds to pick up from the greatest royal showmin Australia (yes I am byest)
take care every body.
see you on euroas thread.

to all picking up birds in april from sydney safe traveling

and happy easter to all and I do mean all


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:21 am 
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I love every show that has chooks!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:45 pm 
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My favourite show are my local club shows

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Channel 7 filmed there last year for sydney weekender the first ever public turkey washing.


Damn I missed that. I wonder if it is on you-tube?

Edited to remove responses to comments made in previous posts - 70%cocoa

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:55 pm 
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DenisL and Auctioneer, I see no logical resolution to this discussion, and it is probably preventing others from contributing to the thread. This thread is about the show, not scoring points for personal amusement.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:59 pm 
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I think we have this conversation every year.

Sydney Royal does have some outstanding birds on display and it has a lot of very ordinary ones as well. The Sydney Royal is supported by a generally very loyal band of breeders and exhibitors. The rather lengthy list of breeders that don't exhibit at the Royal can't be ignored. There are a lot of reasons why many of these don't exhibit but that isn't the point. The Royal is what it is. I guess I'd rather an early show to a late one when birds have been, or should be, in breeding pens.

I have to say, I'm not a great fan of the schools exhibits. I know the sponsors are pouring a lot of money in and that has benefits across the poultry section. I also know it gets schools and kids involved but, for me, the Royal is about displaying pure-bred exhibition poultry.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:04 pm 
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hi david i like your post it gets people talking and your oppion is important.

HOWEVER
I think you miss the point of the schools as more schools enter the show they start looking around and then theygothe next step of getting pure bred birds so they exibit meat chicks and pure bred stock, Many schools had both there this year.

May be you would prefer a show like Melbourne( 1200 birds max) with no schools and now no show!

I bought up entries from a melbourne school which was eggs and meat chicks and now they are looking at showing pure bred birds. The school that won the meat bird live section have been showing pure bred birds for over 20 years. With many poultry clubs ageing we need to get schools into showing ( eg Albury high ) and you have forgotten that you have to start some where. kindle the interest and the fire will grow.

As the late Dennis Johnston of victoria a master breeder of Wyandottes always said "we must encurage the junors as they are our future."

a breeder of pure large wyandotts since 1912 until his death. at age 96.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:32 pm 
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David Geering wrote:
I have to say, I'm not a great fan of the schools exhibits. I know the sponsors are pouring a lot of money in and that has benefits across the poultry section. I also know it gets schools and kids involved but, for me, the Royal is about displaying pure-bred exhibition poultry.


Agree, David. True it is getting school kids involved in poultry keeping , but why start with hybrids? Why not start with pure-bred birds that, with good husbandry, will live a full and productive life. The principles are still the same and the rewards are far greater.

Tis a shame to walk down an aisle of sad looking hybrids resting on their haunches at the Royal. Not a pretty sight. But the mighty dollar speaks all languages!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:48 pm 
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It would be good to have pure breed birds on one week and maybe hybrids ,pigeons and turkeys for example on the next .

I didn't go last year but have gone to the royal at least a dozen times in the past and it was always full of pure-breed poultry


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:03 pm 
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Congratulations to Tassie's own Matty Broadhurst who was awarded 4th place out of 16 in the junior judging test, last Sunday at the Royal.

Matty shows great promise with his judging skills and I reckon we have another master judge in the making.

Matty "swept the pool" at the Canberra National last year with his splendid Rhode Is Red large fowl.

Go Red Boy!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:30 pm 
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Thanks Denis, i had a fantastic time yet again looking at the birds :laughing "feathered variety of coarse"! i was very happy with my placing this year 4th in SF section, as it is a huge improvement from last year. I must thank all those who made the competition a success such as sponsors RAS judges etc without the help of them it would be hard to host such a fantastic event for us younger folk.

Oh and thanks to Mr Bennett for organising my flights and accommodation greatly appreciated :thumbs:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:33 am 
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Its only two weeks ago today since our wash day for the Sydney Royal and its amazing how in that time the birds left at home that were on the short list but not quite right out in feather how in that short time they have developed and are now just about feather perfect. So setting two weeks earlier would have been a good thing

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I think Zebs its not a case of setting 2 weeks earlier, its a case of the show being so early this year...most of mine still have very little tail , cheers pam

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