Leif Taylor, Searletown – President
James Butler, Alliston – Vice President
Jeremy Ludyka, Cornwall – Interim Secretary
Stephen Webster, Tarantum – Treasurer
Volume 34 Number 8 February, 2017
Our fifteenth annual Winter Show is scheduled for March 4. There will be classes for Standards, Bantams, Ducks, Geese, and Pigeons. The entry form is enclosed with this month’s newsletter.
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017 (Storm date: Sunday, March 5)
Location: Carpernters Inc., 12 Park Rd., Kensington
Arrival: Before 9:30 A.M.
Departure: After judging is completed and awards are presented.
Entry fee: $1.00 per entry. Fees to be sent with entry. Note that lunch is not being provided this year. There are several dining establishments in Kensington for everyone to go to.
Birds will be placed from first to fourth. A Best of Breed will be selected in each breed. Ribbons will be available upon request.
Trophies will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Standard, Bantam, Duck, Goose, and Pigeon. Trophies will also be awarded for the Grand Champion of the Show and the Champion Junior Exhibit.
Entries close February 22, 2017.
Send all entries to: Jeremy Ludyka, 194 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall, P.E.I. C0A 1H4
Exhibitors of chickens are encouraged to have had their birds vaccinated for ILT.
Birds will be left in their carrying boxes until they are called to be judged. After the class is judged, birds will return to their boxes.
Colours will be judged together unless there are four or more of a recognized colour shown. In this case, a colour class will be made.
A 50/50 draw will take place during the day.
Judge – Alan Hamilton. Additional judges may be added if necessary.
NOTES OF INTEREST
February 18 – 1st Annual Atlantic Canada Pigeon Young Bird Show (Saint John, NB)
February 22 – Entries close for P.E.I. Winter Show
March 4 – 15th Annual P.E.I. Winter Show (Kensington)
March 4 – NEXT MEETING (At the Winter Show, afternoon)
March 15 – Closing date for Maritime Fanciers Directory listings
April 1 – Annual Meeting (Charlottetown)
May 6 – Valley Fanciers Spring Show (Windsor, NS)
May 20 – 32nd Annual P.E.I. Spring Show (Borden-Carleton)
June 3 – Greater Moncton Fur & Feather Club Buy-Sell-Trade Day (Petitcodiac, NB)
July 28 – Northumberland Fisheries Festival Poultry Show (Murray River)
July 29 – Crapaud Exhibition (Crapaud)
August 13-16 – P.E.I. Provincial Exhibition Poultry Show (Charlottetown)
August 25-27 – P.E.I. Plowing Match & Agricultural Fair (Dundas)
September 1-2 – Egmont Bay-Mont Carmel Exhibition (Abram’s Village)
September 10 – Eastern Kings Exhibition Livestock Show (Souris)
September 23-24 – New Brunswick Fall Show (Petitcodiac)
October 14-15 – Nova Scotia Fall Classic (Mddle Misquodoboit)
November 12 – 89th Royal Agricultural Winter Fair Poultry Show (Toronto)
-CLUB ITEMS FOR SALE: T-shirts – $13.00 and Crests – $4.00. Contact the secretary for items.
-Please note that the March meeting will take place at the Winter Show.
-The location of the Winter Show is in the Industrial Park in Kensington. It is located across from the Kubota dealer and the vet clinic.
-The annual campaign for Spring Show awards is in this month’s newsletter. If you would like to donate money for a show award(s), please send it to the secretary.
-If you would like to donate a special prize (cash or trophy) at the Spring Show, please let the secretary know. These are in addition to the awards mentioned above.
-Listings for the 2017 Maritime Fanciers Directory are now being accepted. If you would like to list in this year’s book, please contact Trevor MacDonald. Deadline is March 15.
-There will no be poultry show at the Westorland County Fair in Petitcodiac this year. The fair board decided to return to a display instead.
-The Department of Agriculture is looking to go to electronic delivery of our club newsletter. Please forward your email address to the editor so that this change can be made. I already have many of them. Those without email will still be able to receive their newsletter by regular mail.
SPRING SHOW AWARDS
If you would like to donate an award (or awards) at the Spring Show, please indicate which one(s) you would like to donate. Send this memo to the secretary as soon as you would like. The awards cost $20 each.
I would like to donate funds for the following award(s):
_____ Grand Champion _____ Champion Pigeon
_____ Reserve Grand Champion _____ Reserve Pigeon
_____ Champion Standard _____ Champion Game Fowl
_____ Reserve Standard _____ Reserve Game Fowl
_____ Champion Bantam _____ Champion Junior Standard
_____ Reserve Bantam _____ Champion Junior Bantam
_____ Champion Goose _____ Champion Junior Waterfowl
_____ Reserve Goose _____ Champion Junior Pigeon
_____ Champion Duck _____ Does Not Matter
_____ Reserve Duck
_____ Champion Turkey
_____ Reserve Turkey
Makes cheques payable to: P.E.I. Purebred Poultry (Fanciers) Association.
Send to: Jeremy Ludyka, 194 Cornwall Rd., Cornwall, P.E.I. C0A 1H4
PLAN TO ATTEND THE WINTER SHOW – MARCH 4
Editors’s note: Following are the champion winners from the 2003 Winter Show. Garth Taylor judged the chickens. Steve Webster judged the ducks and pigeons.
Champion Standard – R.C. Light Brown Leghorn Cock – Trevor MacDonald
Reserve Standard – Black Australorp Cock – Steve Webster
Champion Bantam – Black Cochin Cock – James Butler
Reserve Bantam – Black Wyandotte Cock – James Butler
Champion Duck – White Call Duck – Leif Taylor (Grand Champion)
Reserve Duck – White Call Drake – Leif Taylor
Champion Pigeon – Blue Bar Racing Homer Hen – Willy Delodder
Reserve Pigeon – Black Medium-Faced Helmet Cock – Trevor MacDonald
Champion Junior Exhibit – Black Rosecomb Hen – Jon Dingwell
I am hearing reports of incubators up and running. Yes, it is that time of the year when breeders anticipate the new crop of young birds. We never know what is going to lay or what pens will produce those potential winners. So far it has not been too harsh of a winter for our prized stock. Hopefully we can say that in another month or so as well.
Don’t forget to get your Winter Show entries in on time. See you there on March 4.