Local birdmen move up the pecking order
Poultry breeders across the county showcased their finest birds at the East of England Poultry Show.
Taking place at Stanhope Hall in Horncastle, there were 372 entries in the bird categories and 88 in the egg categories.
The juveniles' section was also well supported with 23 bird and 23 egg entries.
This is a strong competition where juveniles are awarded points for each win at shows through the year culminating with a Juvenile cup presented to the junior with most points at the end of the year.
Max Dorata, 14 from Haltham is a new exhibitor and won the Best Juvenile award as well as Show Reserve in the main show with a modern game bantam.
Max also played a vital role on the day, acting as steward to one of the judges who had travelled from North Wales.
He learnt a lot about how to handle a bird, without causing it any distress, as well discussing the birds being judged.
An established exhibitor was Richard Bett from Yarborough, near Louth.
He took best true bantam with his white pekin and best waterfowl with a white call duck
The show champion was Brian Anderton, an established breeder, exhibitor and judge from Halton Holegate.
He won with a bantam black Orpington and also took the best large fowl with a large black Orpington.
Other results were Callum Lewis who was reserve juvenile with a white Langshan and the best ladies' exhibit went to Sally Prescott with a black Australorp bantam.
Source: This is Lincolnshire