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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 00:00
Poultry breeder Richard Pickles again ruled the roost when exhibiting the champion trio of large white Wyandottes at the annual Craven Feather Auctions Spring Show & Sale, held at Skipton Auction Mart on March 17th.
Richard repeated his title-winning success of last year, and this year’s triumph was his third championship victory; he’s been reserve champion three times, as well.
He describes poultry breeding as “a great, family hobby”, a view that’s particularly appropriate in his case, given that his father, Tom, and 14-year-old daughter, Selina, are also closely involved in the family’s multiple showing successes.
The Pickles birds also topped the sales chart too, selling for a joint top price of £100, equal to that achieved by a trio of silver duckwing Game and three Call ducks.