SOMETHING rather "fowl" went down at Lismore Showgrounds nearly two weeks ago but no feathers were ruffled.
The 23rd annual show of the Old English Game Fowl Club of Australia celebrated all things game fowl with a flurry of vibrant colours from all the different breeds.
Entrants travelled from all over Australia with their feathered friends so Rural Weekly decided to list a number of different breeds of fowl.
Indian Game - Blue laced hen
These are the purebreds from which most of today's meat chickens are bred. Available in large size 3-4kg and bantam size 1.1-1.4kg, these are hardy birds that will forage all day.
Originally from Cornwall, England, they are available in three main colours: dark, jubilee and blue laced.
Japanese Bantams - Black tailed white
These ornamental bantams come from Japan where they are called "Chabos".
They are known for their short legs and upright tails. They can be kept in a small area.
They can be flighty, but settle down as good mothers and will hatch and rear their own chicks.
Wyandotte - Columbian
This hardy robust breed originates from America and is available in many colours. Wyandottes are bred in both large fowl (3-4kg) and bantams (700 -800g) although the bantams are more common.
They are bred for both eggs and meat and are generally good layers and of calm temperament.
Pekin Bantams - Mottled
These cute compact bantams originate from China.
They are ideal for any
small, fenced backyard with hen house.
Hardy little birds that lay eggs about two-thirds the size of the average 50g egg.
They make great pets and will tolerate plenty of loving handling from children.
Available in an assortment of colours.