Who let the chooks out?
Coffs Harbour poultry breeder Jack Pike admires some of his young white leghorns and black Australorp cockerels. The veteran exhibitor, who has been showing fowls since 1947, was yesterday selecting the birds he will enter in the 2005 Coffs Harbour Show, which begins at 1pm today. While some pavilion exhibits are being judged this morning, judging of poultry, beef cattle and goats, will take place tomorrow from 9am. The 2005 poultry judge will be Des Taylor of Raleigh, who is also a breeder of Old English Game fowls. Tomorrow is the busiest day of the Show and includes the Grand Parade, the official opening and announcement of the Coffs Harbour Showgirl.