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Second Annual Exhibition. Patron—E. G. Wright, Esq. President— John Carter, Esq. Vice-President—Thomas Bullock, Esq. Hon. Treasurer —Mr J. W. Silcox. Hon. Secretary—Mr S. E. Poyntz. Committee of Management—Messrs S. Saunders, N. Patterson, E. Cookson, T, Undrill, J. Permain. Judges : For game, Spanish, Polish, Ham. burgs, and bantams —Messrs J. Nancarrow and Alfred Saunders. For Cochins, Brahmas, Dorkings, Langshans, and French fowls—Messrs J. Nancarrow and W. E. Earnshaw. For pigeons—Mr W. E. Earnshaw. For ducks, geese, and turkeys— Messrs J. Nancarrow and Alfred Saunders. For Canaries—Messrs W. Buist and H. Wadsworth.

The second annual exhibition in connection with the Ashburton Poultry, Pigeon, and Canary Society commenced to-day at the Town Hall. The weather was not quite so bright and sunny as that experienced of late, but the attractions of the show proved sufficient to draw a number of visitors from places beyond Ashburton or the district, while the attendance of townspeople was of course large. On entering the hall, the visitor is at once struck with the number and variety of the exhibits, and as his eye wanders round the long lines of cages his ears are bewildered with the mingled crowing of cocks, cooing of pigeons, and the soft piping of canaries and other feathered songsters. The total number of exhibits of all classes is 275 (a very marked increase on the number shown last year), of which 152 are ol poultry, 53 of pigeons, and 60 of canaries, while there are also a couple of pairs of goldfinches, and half a dozen extra exhibits, entered for exhibition only.

consisting of peacocks, guinea pigs, parrots, and parroquets. The exhibits are by no means confined to Ashburton, entries having also been received from Waterton, Tinwald, Winslow, Flemington, Holiest on, Hakaia, Timaru, Christchurch, etc On the whole, the Association may well feel proud of its second annual show, while those who have been actively engaged in getting it up are certainly entitled to a word of praise for their exertions. On the stage are ranged the art union prizes. An immense improvement this year were the pens, provided by the Association. Last year exhibitors had to bring their own pens or cages, and the result was that receptacles of every shape, kind, and make were collected, the irregular sizes considerably marring the general effect. This year, however, the cages are of a uniform size, except in a few necessary cases, and the consequence is that the exhibits show off to much greater advantage. Owing to the length of the prize-list, and the time occupied in its compilation (the judging not having been entirely finished until between one and two o’clock), we are unable to give a detailed notice of each exhibit. It must suffice to say that the Show was a most creditable one in every way. The following is the prize list;—Poultry ; Class I—Black-breasted red game cocks, S. Saunders, 1. Class 2—Brownbreasted or ginger-red game cocks, A. Walker (Christchurch), 1; J. Carter (Tinwald), 2. Class 3—Any other variety of game cocks, A. Walker (Christchurch), 1, and special prize for best game bird in show, also highly commended ; S. E. Poyntz, 2. Class 4—Black-breasted red game hens, S. Saunders, 2: A. Walker, commended. Class s—Brown-breasted or ginger-red game hens, J. Carter, 1, and highly commended. Class 6—Any other variety of game hen, A. Walker, 1; S. Poyntz, commended. Class B—Colored Dorking hens, James Petrie (Timaru), 1 Class 9—Colored Dorking cocks, under twelve months, G. M. Bruce (Timaru), 1, and special prize, and also highly commended. Class 11 —White Dorking cocks, J. Sergeant, 1. Class 13 —White Dorking cocks, under twelve months, J. W. Silcock, 1, and commended. Class 14— White Dorking hens, under twelve months, J. W. Silcock, 1, and highly commended. Class 15—Spanish cocks, A. Walker, 1, and special prize, J. O’Shea, 2. Class 16—Spanish hens, A. Walker, 1 and 2. Class 19—Buff Cochin cocks, J. Permain, J. Class 20—Buff ' Cochin hens, J. Permain, 1 and 2. Class 21 —Buff Cochin cocks, linger twelve months, 0. Deal (Christchurch), (eight months, 1 and 2. Class 22—Buff Cochin hens, under twelve months, C. Deal, 2 (eight months); J. W. Silcock, highly commended. Class 25—Dark Brahma cocks, G. T. Smith, 1; J. H. Smith, 2. Class 26—Dark Brahma hens, J. Lennn, 1; G. T. Smith, commended. Class 27 Dark Brahma cocks under twelve months, J. Permain, 2. Class 29 —Light Brahma cooks, S. E. Poyntz, 1 and special prize; A. O. G. Stone (Timaru), 2. Class 30 —Light Brahma hens, S. E. Poyntz, 1 and 2 ; S. Saunders, highly commended. Class 31— Light Brahma cocks under twelve months, S. Sanders, 1 and highly commended ; S. E. Poyntz, 2. Class 32—Light Brahma hens under twelve months, S. Saunders, 2. Class 33—Langahan cocks, S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 34—Langahan hens, S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 35 —Gold pencilled Bamburghs, B. Yerdon (Christchurch), 1 and special; T. M. Jones, 2; J. Permain, under twelve months, highly commended. Glass 38 —Silver spangled Hamburghs, pair, S. B. Poyntz, 1 ; Z. Aldou* (Bakaia), 2. Class 40 —Silver polish, pair, G. T. Smith, 1; H. Bradbury, 2 ; S. E. Poyntz, highly commended. Class 41 —Any other variety polish, pair, Mrs Collins (Timaru), 2. Class 42—Houdin, pair, B. Patterson, 1. Class 43—Houdins under twelve months, pair, B. Patterson, 1 and 2, and special for best hen. Class 45—-Black breasted red game bantams, pair, B. Hart, 1 and special; S. E. Poyntz, 2; W. Ha t (Timaru), highly commended. Class 49—Turkeys, pair, J. Carter, 1; Master F. Holmes, highly commended. Class 50—Geese, pair, J. Carter, 1; J. Smith, highly commended, Glass 51—Aylesbury ducks, pair, J H. Smith, 2 ; J. Carter, commended. Class 52 —Kouen ducks, pair, J. H. Smith, 1, 2. and special. Class 53 —Any other variety of ducks, pair, E. Gennett, 2. Class 54—Barndoor fowls, pair, T. Williams, 1,2, and silver cup ;6. T. Smith, highly commended; J. W. Silcock, commended. Pigeons : Class 55—Carriers, cocks, S. E. Poyntz, 1 and silver cup for best; bird in the two classes—carriers apd dragoons. Class 56 —Carrier hens, S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 57—Carrier cocks (under twelve months), A. Walker, 1. Class 59 —Dragoon cocks, S. E. Poyntz, 1; J. Permain, 2; Class 60— Dragoon hens, J. Permain, 2. Class 62 —Dragoon hens (under twelve months), S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 63—Pouter cocks, S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 65—Almond tumblers, pair, J. Permain, 1 and special prize. Class 66—Kite tumblers, pair, W. Parkin, 2. Class 68—Flying tumblers, pair, 0. Deal (Christchurch), (saddle hacks), 1; T. A. C. Hardy (Rakaia), 2 and 3. Glass 69-r-Barb cocks, J, Permain,! and special. Class 70 —Barb ben, J. Permsan, 1. Class 72—Jacobins, pair, A. Walker, 1; 0. Deal, 2. Class 73—Fantails, pair, A. Walker, 1 and special prize; S. B. Poyntz, 3. Class 74—Baldheads, pair; A. Walker, 1; S. E- Poyntz, 2. Class 75— Beards, pair, A. Walker, 1 ; S. B. Poyntz, 2. Class 76—Nuns, pair, A. Walker, 1; S. E. Poyntz, 2. Class 77 Owls, English, pair, A. Walker, 1 ; S. B. Poyntz, 2; J. Permain, 3. G. M. Bruce (Timaru), commended. Class 78 — Owls (African), pair, C. Deal, 1; A. Turnbull (Christchurch), 3. Class 80 —Antwerps (chequers), pair, W. Goodman (Christchurch), 1 and silver cap ; S. Saunders, 2; J. Permain, highly commended; Class 81—Antwerps, any other variety, pair, W. Goodman, 1; S. E. Poyntz, 2. Undrill, 3. Class 82—Magpies, pair, O. Deal, 1 and 2. Class 84 Canaries : Belgians, clear yellow, Mrs S. E. Poyntz, 1,2, and silver cup ;0. J. Truckle, commended. Class 85—Belgians, clear buff, 0. Deal, 1. Class 86—Norwich, clear yellow, B. Patterson, 2 and commended. Class 87—Norwich, dear buff, S. E. Poyntz, 1; T. and G. Stapleton, (Christchurch), 2 ; ft. Patterson, 3. Class 88— Norwich, variegated yellow, T. and G. Stapleton, 1 and 2. Glass 89—Norwich, variegated buff, T. and G. Stapleton, 1 ; E. Patterson, 2 ; C. Deal, commended. Class 90—Norwich, crested yellow, R. Pattenon, landcommended; G. B. Muschamp, 2. Class 91—Norwich crested buff, Mrs S. B. Poyntz, 1; R. Patterson, 2. and commended. Class 92—Lizards, G. B. Musehamp, 1, and commended. Class 93 Cinnamon jonque, T. and G. Stapleton, 1; B. Patterson, commended. Class 94 Cinnamon, buff, G. B. Musebamp, 1; T. and G. Stapleton, 2 ; Mrs S. E. Poyntz, commended. Glass 96 Cinnamon jonque, variegated, T. and G. Stapleton, 1. Class 96—Cinnamon buff, variegated, Mrs S. E. Poyntz, 1. Class 97 —Green, Mrs S. B. Poyntz, I and commended; C. Deal, 2. Class 9 Best cage four canaries, B. Patterson, 1. Class 100—Any other variety, songster, B. Pender, 1

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THE ASHBURTON POULTRY. PIGEON, & CANARY SOCIETY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 694, 21 July 1882

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THE ASHBURTON POULTRY. PIGEON, & CANARY SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 694, 21 July 1882

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