National Poultry Show Great Britain Will Be Held November 2012

After a very successful 2011 Show, the 2012 Show will be held on Saturday and Sunday 18th and 19th November 2012. As usual, the Show will feature around 6,000 representatives of about 135 different Large Fowl, Bantams, Turkeys, Geese and Ducks. There will also be competition classes and sale pens, as well as a Restaurant. Music and a Bar will also be available (Saturday Night Only).

On Saturday, the show is open to the public 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m, while on Sunday it is open 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. The venue will be Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, nr Coventry, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ.

More details can be found here, and the schedule can be there soon.

National Poultry Show, Stoneleigh!

It is coming round to that time of year again, the National poultry show, in November, at stoneleigh. This year, the show is held at the National Agricultural Centre, stoneleigh Nr coventry. Come and see one of the largest shows in Britain, on the 19th & 20th November 2011. There will be over 5,000 exhibits and over 130 breeds of bantams, large fowl, ducks, geese, and turkeys.

This is a very big attraction, remember to write it in your diary!!!

Dutch Bantams

Dutch Bantam

The Dutch Bantam is a desired, ornamental breed kept by many chicken fanciers. ‘Bantam’ used in its common description is the wrong name because the Dutch are one of the few true miniatures as they are not a diminutive form of large fowl.
These upright proud little birds originated from the Netherlands but were soon exported to other countries. Recent DNA tests showed that Drente and Friesian fowl played a great part in the Dutch’s creation. They have a single well-serrated comb and the wings are long and carried close to the body. The ear lobes are white and the wattles are short and round. The tail of a cock has shiny green well-developed main sickles that are large and classically curved and the hens have fairly vertical tails carried upright giving them a U shape created by neck and tail.The Dutch Bantam lays quite large eggs for their size. Their egg producing capability is about 100-160 eggs a year.
Due to their size, Dutch females are only capable of covering a few eggs. Eggs take only 20 days to hatch instead of the usual period of 21 days for large breeds.

They come in lots of magnificent colours including gold partridge, silver partridge, yellow partridge, blue silver partridge, blue, yellow partridge, blue partridge, red shouldered white, cuckoo partridge, cuckoo, black, white and lavender.

Dutch bantams have a tame and trusting nature and make great pets.

Apart from the Dutch there are some other ‘true bantams,’ Sebright, Japanese, Antwerp and Belgians.