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Milton Utility Poultry & Bird Fanciers Club Show

Milton Utility Poultry & Bird Fanciers Club Show

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When:

  • Fri 20 Jun ’14, 12:00am
  • Sat 21 Jun ’14, 10:00am

Where:

Milton Town Hall, 95 Union Sreet, Milton Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Poultry show based on utility breeds but includes all fancy breeds.

This is going to be the best show ever because it is in the friendly town of Milton, south of Dunedin.
The Secretary, supergran Isobel Robinson always has her birthday coinciding with the show so there is a great atmosphere. It is a family affair with the Carr and Low families the club's staunch members and supporters.

Exhibitors come from around the South Island to compete for New Zealand and South Island Championships.

There is great rivalry between clubs for the lovely shields they had donated by the late Mr McClechlan. A very strong field of old English game spangle is benched and fiercely competed for.
All the big poultry boys are there too, trying to get points and prizes for the macro-bigger picture. Terrific raffles available, refreshments, and bargains… in the birds for sale sections. Some lovely birds come up from Invercargill from Robbie Wilson, who is a regular supporter of the show circuit.

Lots of tall yarns too; especially the one about they had to get a traction engine to haul the utility eggs to the show in my grandfather's day 1907, when Allen Petrie had Silver Wyandottes and almost won the New Zealand Utility Poultry Club Egg Laying Compettion.

The Cardno Family of Ocean View and the Taieri Club boost the show entries significantly with a high standard of purebred birds. Little pekin bantams are popular down there along with many other breeds. Old breeds like the Dorking come from J. Sinclair's Isla bank property Invercargill and a lot more.

The Milton area is primarily a utility poultry area with a lot of battery operations still producing eggs for the local and wider market. There are many things to see and do while in Milton.
Excellent Fish and Chips at the seven days store near the road kink.

Don’t forget the motion picture Goodbye Porkpie House [wee green cottage] within 500 metres from the northern outskirts of Milton on the main road. A scene was shot where the little yellow mini stopped and the lead character got out and went into the small cottage by the roadside. There is no sign to mark it [it’s their best asset]. The former white cottage was recently repainted a greeny colour.

So if you passing through or visiting your colleagues in the Milton Hilton drop into the Poultry Show. You will be pleased you did.

Contact: Isobel Robinson (Secretary)
21 George Street,
Milton 9220
Otago,
South Island,
New Zealand
Ph: (03) 417 8084
watersty@ihug.co.nz

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