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The Milton Poultry and Cage Bird Club hosted its 75th Poultry and Cage Bird show in the Milton Centennial Hall over the weekend and it attracted a record 420 entries, from all over the South Island.
Long-time club secretary Judith Waters said she and the club were very pleased with the turnout, which showcased a wide variety of fowl and small birds.
“My late father Robbie Robinson was the secretary of the club for many, many years, then, when he died, I took it over 19 years ago, and now my daughters help me out and even my granddaughter is coming along to her first show today.”
“We have all had a lifetime involvement with birds and the club. When I was very young, I was carried along to shows by Dad and now my children are helping me out at the club.”
“She was a bit apprehensive at first but she soon warmed to the birds,” Mrs Robinson said.
The best bird of the show title was awarded to a bantam white Wyandotte, bred by Peter Matheson, of Milton.