Kailzie bird keeper wins big at national poultry competition

Published: 3 Dec 2012 09:300 comments

A BIRD fancier from the Borders was flying high after ruffling a few feathers at one of the country's biggest poultry competitions.

Dorinda Fontana is pictured with two of her prized poultry.

Dorinda Fontana is pictured with two of her prized poultry.

Last week we revealed Dorinda Fontana, who runs Kailzie Bunkhouse, near Glentress, had entered 20 of her finest and rarest hens and roosters in the Poultry Club of Great Britain's National Championships near Coventry in England - alongside 6000 other birds from around the world.

And she returned home with a series of prizes.

They included: best German langshan trio; best AOV large heavy trio with Black Cochin; best cochin hatched in 2012; and points champion for the most points won over the year with Sabelpoot.

She also won firsts in the Black Cochin Pullet and Cuckoo cochin female categories, as well as two seconds in the non standard rare breed with Bohuslän-Dals svarthöna and Suffolk chequer and Araucana categories.

Dorinda said: "It's pretty amazing - there weren't many birds that came home without a prize, I was very pleased.

"It's not the first time I've entered the event but it is the first time I've done so well. I couldn't speak for two days afterwards!"

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