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Re: Pecking order

Postby Marina » Fri May 19, 2017 11:17 am

One of the breeders I know used to breed a couple of thousand per breed per year. With a good eye for a good bird this allowed him to win many championships, best of group and best in show prizes. I breed Faverolles. Not much competition there as there is no chance a Faverolles will ever win best heavy breed. Therefore the really keen exhibitors don't breed them.

In the Black Orpingtons there may be 20 birds entered per class - that's how many breeders have them.
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Re: Pecking order

Postby sewren » Sun May 21, 2017 3:16 pm

Marina wrote:One of the breeders I know used to breed a couple of thousand per breed per year.

Wow - that's heaps! :shock: :shock: :shock:

I was lucky enough to win free tickets for the film, but I'm waiting for them to come in the post so I can't see it until next week. Great to hear the good reviews - I am excited to see it! :)
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Re: Pecking order

Postby eae » Sun May 21, 2017 5:11 pm

I was hoping to go last Thursday, but life got in the way.. grr. I'm making time on Tuesday, everyone else can wait! Good to hear people think it is a good show :)
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Re: Pecking order

Postby Marina » Sun May 21, 2017 9:55 pm

I've seen it for the second time today :o

First time it all was a bit overwhelming so I didn't take notice of so many little things that are being said and featured. It really is well made and shows a lot of what's going on during a National Poultry Show (quite a big part has been filmed at Oamaru in 2015). Next National Show will be in Christchurch, June 23 and 24 is public viewing.
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Re: Pecking order

Postby sleepinghorse » Sun May 21, 2017 10:11 pm

LOVED this movie. Even my husband loved it. Well done everyone.
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Re: Pecking order

Postby eae » Wed May 24, 2017 2:31 pm

I finally got to see it this morning.. what a great film. An interesting observation of the inter-personal dramas you get with all volunteer run clubs, and with a backdrop of some gorgeous birds :) I also thought it was great that the film maker didn't seem to tilt the show to make fun of anyone, as he easily could have. All in all very enjoyable.
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Re: Pecking order

Postby sewren » Fri May 26, 2017 2:17 pm

I saw it last night and loved it!! :) :) I went with some friends who aren't chicken people at all, and they enjoyed it too, so it's definitely not just for those of us who have caught the chicken bug!
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Re: Pecking order

Postby Henne » Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:36 pm

I watched this movie a couple of weeks ago and I highly recommend it. Yes, there were a couple of laughs at the expense of the protagonists, but anyone who's a member of a club worth belonging to has probably met characters and been in situations like the movie portraits (or is one themselves :D ) I came away with a huge admiration for the knowledge and dedication these people have and for their beautiful chooks. Also, it made me look up their website, which led me to this forum!
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Re: Pecking order

Postby Marina » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:32 pm

That's great to hear, Henne.

Will you be coming to the Christchurch Poultry Show?
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Re: Pecking order

Postby wolga » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:53 am

Pecking order is going international ! It's becoming popular in Europe.
https://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/2017/pecking-order-0
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Re: Pecking order

Postby Kracka » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:50 am

I really enjoyed the movie - thought Brian Glassey was a real star, really interesting character

yeah, talking about breeding to succeed - I'm trying to breed Crested ducks - I saw a magazine that had a headline 'Bred best in show winners in 2 years' - for the Cresteds, in Australia, so I thought, I have to get that magazine. But when I read the article, they were hatching (think it was) 700 ducklings a year... and yeah, if I was doing that, I probably could too!
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