Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Judges Must Get Pecking Order Right; Casino Hosting Annual Poultry Show

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Judges Must Get Pecking Order Right; Casino Hosting Annual Poultry Show

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Byline: MEL MCMILLAN Rural reporter

FRANK RYAN, of South Casino, knows a good-looking chick when he sees one.

Plump thighs, good colour, nice lustre on the coat and a well-defined comb.

They are just some of the characteristics he hopes his girls a eight Indian game and buff Sussex chooks a will impress the judges with at tomorrow's Casino Poultry Show.

Mr Ryan has been keeping poultry for 12 months and has fallen in love with his fine-feathered friends.

aI'm an invalid and it's something that gets me out of the house,a Mr Ryan said.

aI also get to meet people, and the poultry people are the nicestpeople.a

Secretary Eric Rosolen said the competition at this year's show would be strong.

It has attracted Gallus Gallus domesticus talent from as far away as Bellingen and south-east Queensland.

In fact, the club has had to turn away more than 50 hopefuls and their owners as there are only enough cages to house 240 birds. …

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