Cotswold Pheasant and Poultry Club

2019 Calendar of Club Meetings and Exhibitions


Club Meeting Program 2019


All Club Meetings are held in the Annex at Cricklade Town Hall on the Second Wednesday of the Month Unless Otherwise Stated.
Starting at 7.30pm.


Wednesday 9th January 2019

A presentation about the Gloucestershire Bird Atlas and the work of the BTO.

Gordon Kirk


Sunday 17th February

Annual Members Show

Cricklade Town Hall


Wednesday 13th March

History of the Japanese Long-tailed birds

Ian Lambert.


Wednesday 10th April

Bee Keeping in the 21st Century

Ian James.


Wednesday 8th May

28th Annual Egg Show, Quiz and Fish and Chip Supper.

Wednesday 12th June

Club Visit to Birdland at Bourton on the Water

Meet at the main gate 7pm sharp.
Tour led by Chris Abbey.
Donations in lieu of entry fee.
Tea and cake at the end of the meeting.


Wednesday 10th July

Club Barbeque at the Daneway Inn, Sapperton, GL7 6LN 7.30pm £5.50


August – No meeting


Wednesday 11th September

History of the Poultry Breeds

By John Smith.

Wednesday 13th November

Box Show (knock out of birds competition).
What’s a “Knock out of Birds Competition” Sometimes called a box show?
For the benefit of new members who are unfamiliar with the rules, the competition is
run as follows.
Each member is allowed to enter one bird in each class.
There are three classes,
1. Large Fowl Poultry or Bantams.
2. Ducks.
3. Junior members. Juniors can enter a duck, Large Fowl or a Bantam.
Each class is judged separately.
You are then given a raffle ticket for each bird for your elected class.
There are three pens.
The bird bearing the first number drawn is placed in pen 1.
The second number drawn is placed in pen 2.
The third number drawn is placed in pen 3.
The judge then judges the birds in pens 1 and 2 and chooses the best bird of the two. Let’s say he chooses pen 2.
The bird in pen 1 is then removed and takes no further part.
The bird left in pen 2 is then judged against the bird in pen 3, meanwhile a fourth number is the drawn and that bird placed in pen 1.
The judge this time chooses the bird lets say in pen 3, thus knocking out the bird which won the first round.
This process of elimination is carried out until there is only one bird remaining; this is the winner of the class.

At the end a trophy is awarded for the best Poultry, another for the best Duck and another for the best Juvenile entry.

All three class winners are then judged together to find the Knock out Champion





Exhibitions 2019


 May 25th (Saturday)

Ducklington. Oxfordshire YFC


July 13/14 (Sat & Sun)

Cotswold Show, Cirencester Park


July *** 2019     Stroud Show.

PLEASE NOTE: we will not be attending Stroud 2019 due to a clash of dates.


August 3/4 (Sat & Sun )

Glos. Steam Extravaganza, South Cerney airfield


August 11th (Sunday) - To be confirmed:

Tetbury Summer Show – The Recreation Ground


August 25/26 (Sun & Mon)

White Horse Show, Uffington


September 7th (Saturday)

Moreton in Marsh Show, Batsford Park


September 8th (Sunday)              

Frampton on Severn Show

September 28th (Saturday)

FFF&B Ploughing match - BarringtonPark Estate Nr Burford.