Wimmera Poultry Club’s annual auction: preparations underway

Roger Clark, Telopea Downs, with his Rhode Island Red Rooster at the Wimmera Poultry Club show. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI
Roger Clark, Telopea Downs, with his Rhode Island Red Rooster at the Wimmera Poultry Club show. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

RESIDENTS from across the state will gather at the Horsham Showgrounds for the Wimmera Poultry Club’s annual auction on Sunday. 

Event organiser Brendan Lloyd said the event would be an exciting day for buyers and sellers. 

“It’ll be a great day,” he said. 

“The birds pen at 10am and the auction starts at 11.30 and will be over at 1pm – it’s an old style auction.”

Mr Lloyd said more than 200 pens of birds would be on show for the day. 

He said the auction would feature more than 15 pens of coloured silkies, 30 pens of ducks and three incubators for sale. 

“Previous years we normally have 250, but we’ve still got entries coming in, we’re up to 220 and more will come,” he said.

“We’ve got a large variety of different fowls, there’ll be plenty for people to look at and buy including turkey, quail and canneries.”

Mr Lloyd said there was a lot in interest in the Wyandotte breeds, from Gold Laced, Silver Laced and Blue Laced that would be featured. 

He said those wanting to see a full list of registered birds could find one on Backyard Poultry online.