The Brahma and Cochin Club of Australia
|Posted by brahmacochin on August 10, 2012 at 2:15 AM|
The largest poultry show in the Southern Hemisphere occurs every four years in our nation’s capital. In June this year the Royal National Capital Agricultural Society hosted the National Show at Exhibition Park in Canberra. Four of our members attended the show with their Brahma and Cochin. It was a great opportunity to promote our breeds and learn from experts. Despite around 2000 entries being rejected, over 5000 birds were entered!
The judge for both bantam and large fowl was Mr Guy Wailes. In the Softfeather heavy breed there were three classes available for Large Fowl: Brahma Light, Brahma AORC, and Cochin ARC. For Bantam fowl the following classes were available: Brahma Dark, Brahma Light, Brahma Buff Columbian, and Brahma AORC. The Shoalhaven Poultry Club kindly provided a prize for Best Cochin.
Neal and Linda Lynch, Victoria Sherborne Fulton and Franz Mahr were in attendance. Victoria and Franz kindly took some great photos to share with our members in the Autumn/Winter newsletter. Victoria and Franz were unable to photograph birds belonging to other breeders outside of their pens but fortunately Andy Vardy generously allowed our club to display his beautiful photos in our newsletter. Besides having a very successful website http://www.backyardpoultry.com, Andy is also a highly regarded poultry photographer, and took photos of the winning birds to go on the Canberra National DVD. Victoria informs me that Andy took an awesome ‘Big v’s Little’ photo of Brett O’Brien’s Buff Cochin male and a Buff Pekin pullet owned by Kevin Adams. Check out Cochin’s Corner in our Autum Winter newsletter to see it! Victoria reported ‘…temperatures were minus 5◦C everyday and many birds found it cold until things had warmed up in the afternoons. Whilst the boys were standing for the camera, the girls just wouldn’t stand correctly.’
Judge Guy Wailes was very helpful and eager to chat, and provided Victoria with some great tips on preventing sun fade of Buff Cochin feathers. Guy also informed Victoria that her Black Brahma pullets were the best he had seen; a well deserved compliment!
Neil and Linda Lynch entered three bantam Dark and three bantam Light Brahma and reported ‘…a positive of entering the show is that we had two “new to the breed” breeders obtain stock, and since June four others have called enquiring as to the virtues of the bantam.’ Entries of Large Brahma and Cochins were low. It was unfortunate that only one Large Brahma possessing a colour recognised in the new Australian Standard was benched this year; a Light Brahma cock bird. It wasn’t all that long ago when we would see over 20 Large Light Brahmas at our Club show. Where have they gone? Hopefully as the popularity of the Brahma and Cochin breeds increase we will see more entries at major shows. A disappointing outcome of Black not being listed in the new Australian Standards of Perfection was that Victoria’s black pullet was not eligible to be considered for a major award. South Australian breeder Adam Van Dooren won Champion Large Brahma with a Light Cock bird. Victoria Sherborne Fulton won Champion Large Brahma AORC with a black pullet (pictured on front page) and Reserve AORC with a black pullet.
Newsletters are sent to financial members of the club and membership is $15 a year. Become a member now to obtain a copy of our most recent newsletter, the Autumn/Winter newsletter (33 pages, full colour photos, informative articles), which has already been distributed, however all new members will also receive a copy of the Autumn/Winter newsletter, for free.
|Posted by brahmacochin on August 10, 2012 at 2:00 AM|
The Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2012 Annual Show was held on Sunday the 5th of August in Queenbeyan NSW. This year the annual show was hosted by the Canberra Queanbeyan Poultry Club Inc. (CQPC), as part of their 2012 Annual and Rare breed show.
We would like to thank the hard working members of the CQPC for incorporating our club show, and for being such fantastic hosts! Your friendly and dedicated members put together a well run and successful show. We felt very welcome and really appreciated your efforts to make our show such a success. Thank you also to the CQPC who generously donated a bag of feed for Champion and Reserve Champion Brahma of Show.
Brahma & Cochin Club of Australia 2012 Show Champions
Champion of Show - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)
Reserve Champion - Cindy Pretty (Bantam Light cock)
Champion Standard - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)
Champion Bantam - Cindy Pretty (Bantam Light cock)
Best Hen or Pullet - B. Jon & L. Barker (Standard Partridge hen)
Best Standard Light - Joel Giusti (Hen)
Best Standard Dark - Bryan Jon (Hen)
Best Standard Partridge - B Jon & L Barker (Hen)
Best Standard Columbian AC - Joel Giusti (Buff Columbian pullet)
Best Standard Self Colour AC - Joel Giusti (Black pullet)
Best Standard Barred AC - Franz Mahr (Barred Buff Columbian cockerel)
Best Standard AOC - Joel Giusti (Silver Birchin pullet)
Best Bantam Light - Cindy Pretty (Cock)
Best Bantam Dark - Don Jones (Hen)
Best Bantam Partridge - Joanne Aggar (Hen)
Best Bantam Columbian AC - Cindy Pretty (Blue Buff Columbian hen)
Best Bantam Self Colour AC - No Birds Benched
Best Bantam AOC - Don Jones (Silver Wheaten hen)
Best Bantam Barred AC - Joel Giusti (Dark Barred pullet)
Best Work In Progress - Bryan Jon (Silver Crele hen)
Champion Cochin - Valda Jackson (Blue hen)
Reserve Champion Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)
Best Buff Cochin - Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)
Best AOC Cochin - Valda Jackson (Blue hen)
Best Work in Progress Cochin - Valda Jackson (Silver Birchin hen)
Best Hen / Pullet – Bryan Jon & Lucas Barker
Lance Hicks Memorial Award - Valda Jackson
Judge Medallions – Dale Ashton, Wayne Rigby
Breeder of the Year – Franz Mahr
For more details follow the link below to our website page
|Posted by brahmacochin on September 6, 2011 at 7:20 AM|
The Victorian Rare Breeds Show had over 550 birds benched this year. This years show took place in late August.
Several Brahmas were on display in a variety of colours. One of our Junior members Tash Mahr took out top honours in the Brahma Classes winning Champion Brahma of Show with her Buff Columbian rooster 'Bryan'. Our club president will be so proud.
Tash also won firsts in the Buff Columbian hen, pullet, cockerel and cock bird classes.
Tash had strong competition from another member of our club, Paul, who benched some excellent Light Brahmas, taking out first in the Light pullet and cockerel classes.
Tash and her father Franz have been working very hard to improve the Buff Columbian Brahma and it looks like their hard work is paying off. Congratulations Tash! We look forward to seeing you have continued success in future shows.
|Posted by brahmacochin on July 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM|
Last weekend the Brahma Club of Australia and the Cochin Breeders Group of Australia held their annual show, in conjunction with the Orpington Club of Australia, at the Canberra and Queanbeyan Poultry Club pavillion in Queanbeyan NSW. A fantatsic time was had by all who attended.
We would like to thank the Canberra and Queanbeyan Poultry Club for hosting our show. Their club members were very friendly and accomodating and the facilities were fantatsic. A big thank you also to the Orpington Club of Australiia we really appreciate the effort your hard working and friendly members made to bring our show to fruition.
The results from the 2011 National Brahma and Cochin show are listed below.
The Brahma Club of Australia Show Results
Champion – Neal and Linda Lynch (Bantam Dark cockerel)
Reserve Champion – Joel Giusti (Standard Black hen)
Champion Standard – Joel Giusti (Black hen)
Champion Bantam – Neal and Linda Lynch (Dark cockerel)
Best Hen or Pullet – Joel Giusti (Standard Black hen)
Champion Junior – Natasha Mahr (Standard Blue Buff Columbian pullet)
Best Standard Light – Paul Rodgers (Light pullet)
Best Standard Dark – Bryan Jon (Dark hen)
Best Standard Partridge – Lucas Barker (Partridge pullet)
Best Standard Columbian AC – Natasha Mahr (Blue Buff Columbian pullet)
Best Standard Self Colour AC – Joel Giusti (Black hen)
Best Standard Barred AC – Franz Mahr (Barred Buff Columbian cockerel)
Best Standard AOC – Bryan Jon (Birchin cockerel)
Best Bantam Light – Neal and Linda Lynch (Light cockerel)
Best Bantam Dark – Neal and Linda Lynch (Dark cockerel)
Best Bantam Partridge – No birds benched
Best Bantam Columbian AC – Cindy Pretty (Blue Buff Columbian hen)
Best Bantam Self Colour AC – No Birds benched
Best Bantam AOC – Joel Giusti (Barred cock)
Cochin Breeders Group of Australia Show Results
Champion Cochin – Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)
Best Buff – Paul Rodgers (Buff hen)
Best AOC – Victoria Fulton (Blue Buff Columbian cock)
|Posted by brahmacochin on June 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM|
The Central Coast Poultry Club annual Show is the 2nd largest annual poultry show in NSW. Second only to the Sydney Royal show. The quality of birds benched at the show is always very high.
This years show took place in late May and one of our junior club members Joel Giusti took out the top honours in the Brahma classes winning:
Best Brahma bantam or large
Best Light Brahma
Best A.O.C Brahma
I hear Joel's birds were excellently presented and his Light Hen (of very good quality) won Best Light and Best Brahma bantam or large.
Congratulations Joel. We look forward to hearing how you go at this years national Brahma Club of Australia annual show in July.