Waroona Poultry Club’s Pam Wade wins champion bird prize in Midland Junction Poultry Society competition

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Sean Van Der WielenHarvey-Waroona Reporter
Pam Wade with her award-winning Australorp pullet.
Camera IconPam Wade with her award-winning Australorp pullet. Credit: Supplied

A Peel poultry exhibitor has received a pleasant surprise, winning the main prize in a Perth show.

Waroona Poultry Club member Pam Wade recently won the champion bird of the show prize at the Midland Junction Poultry Society show.

Her Australorp pullet was ranked first against 618 other entries in the show, as well as winning the contest for the best Hampton soft feather pullet.

Ms Wade said it was a surprise to win the prize.

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“I just didn’t think I was going to win, but I won,” she said.

The winning bird is eight months old, and Ms Wade bought him from a breeder in Victoria.

“It took me a while to get him over, and since he has been over, he has just been fantastic,” she said.

Ms Wade noted the consistent care required to make sure her birds were show-ready.

“If you don’t feed the birds well, then they don’t look good,” she said.

“You don’t think ‘oh, the show is in three months time, I better start feeding them’. You have got to take care of them.”

Ms Wade is now preparing to exhibit at the upcoming Waroona Agricultural Show, which will be held at the Waroona Showgrounds on October 7.

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