On our Trolley
It was a foggy morning as we set off for The Big Show. We arrived in good time though, just as it was getting light and us boys stretched ourselves and let Mum and Dad know we were awake. We were loaded onto the Trolley in our boxes - slightly disappointed at the Wine having been removed - and peered out of the window slits that Dad had fashioned for us.
We were put in our allocated cages and Dad gave us a drink and some food. We looked around at all the other birds and ducks in the show - there were hundreds and hundreds! And so many people admiring us all. What was so interesting was that there were new Sebright friends to chat to - and we tried tracing our family trees back and found that many of us were related - some more distantly than others, but it was really great to hear about their homes and families. We told them about our life at Wattlebury and realised that it was a lot colder where some of them lived - we should think ourselves lucky! Some had strange accents and we had trouble at first understanding them, but soon we were all chattering as if we had known each other all our lives.
Don admires the ladies in the pens opposite
The time came for Judging and Dad had told us what to expect and we tried to remember all that he had taught us. The Judge was kind and quite handsome and studied us very carefully. Don and I were each lucky enough to get a Prize Card, and so were Sylvester and Syd. Sadly Dora and Nora had some pretty smart-looking girls up against them and just missed out on the prizes. Ila and Mannfred got some Cards too - they were in a different hall to us, being a different breed, and we heard all about the new friends that they had talked to when we met up again after the Show. Our Club had their Meeting on Saturday and after that the Big Prizes were awarded.
A very pretty Silver pullet had been chosen as The Best Sebright and she was whisked away to a special cage at the top of the Big Hall. There was a Special Judge who studied all of the Best Birds and he picked the Sebright as Best True Bantam. Her Dad was so excited as he watched nervously from behind the taped-off area. We couldn't see what was going on from where we were, but Mum kept us informed. We were all so excited! Next was to pick the Supreme Champion from the different section winners. And her Dad was pacing up and down between the cages - until! Yes! The Important Judge picked his Silver Sebright as winner at The Big Show! Her Dad was congratulated and kissed and patted on the back and the beautiful little Sebright looked proudly out of her huge cage at the other 6,092 competitors that she had just beaten. What a truly wonderful day. I can't wait to tell my Uncle Gordon and Auntie Sylvia. Love Ron xxx
Hello! My name is Gordon and I am a Gold Sebright and my best friend is Sylvia. She is a Silver Sebright. We live with our foster parents on a small farm in the country. We thought that we would put our take on life and what we get up to through the year into a diary for you. All the characters are real and the events are a true record, interpreted with a modicum of poetic licence. We hope you enjoy it. Love Gordon and Sylvia