Classes may be cancelled but there is still plenty of poultry on show at Balmoral

Poultry classes may not be going ahead at Balmoral Show this week, but a display of birds is proving a hit with visitors.

The special exhibition features around 150 birds belonging to well-known fanciers, the McKibbin family.

On display is a variety of true bantams, large fowl and waterfowl, to name just a few.

There was disappointment for the show’s poultry committee when it was announced classes could not go ahead as planned at this year’s show.

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While housing measures, put in place to help prevent the spread of avian influenza, have been lifted, a ban on poultry gatherings remains in place.

Organisers of the upcoming summer shows remain hopeful poultry classes will receive the green light, with a ban on gatherings being lifted in the Republic of Ireland next week.

Balmoral show continues today, tomorrow and Saturday. The poultry exhibition can be found near to the P&O Arena.

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