2012 Sydney Royal - Champion Australorp 2012 Sydney Royal Report 
by Phillip Tisdell
 2012 Sydney Royal Australorp Judges Report

I wish to thank the Australorp Club of Australia Inc for nominating me the judge the Australorp classes at the 2012 Sydney Royal.

This is how I saw them on Judging Day - Thursday 5th April 2012.

Large Black Australorps:

 Cocks: 1st place  A magnificent specimen of the breed, he was moulting out in the neck, but clearly the best large male Australorp at the show.

2nd and 3rd Nowhere near the winner and not up to the class.

 Hens: Only two and both disappointing and not really fit fowls.

 Cockerels: 1st: The only cockerel that was typey, young, but poor in the toes

2nd: Ever so slightly swinging tail and had a smidgen of  light in the legs. Eyes too lightly coloured.

3rd: Lovely head but way too flat in the backline.

 Pullets:

1st: I put this one up because she was in very good condition and was true to type, and a fit fowl.

2nd: This was clearly the best female in the class, but I couldn’t put her up as she had too much black under the soles of her feet.

3rd: Not a bad pullet, but not what I would class as a fit fowl.

4th: Not laying, and showed her immaturity - will improve with age.

5th: A worthy pullet

6th: Worthy type, curled toes cost her a higher place.

 Large Blue Australorps:

 Cockerels: 1st was magnificent type, but he did tend to swing his tail.

2nd: Wasn’t fit

Pullets: 1st, 2nd and 3rd All very similar, but not one of them displayed any fitness or real life.

 Overall the first two Large Black Pullets were much better than the males, but the Black Cock bird pushed them all the way.

 Large Trios:  The wining trio here was clearly the best, the other trios seemed well out of it compared to the winners.

 Bantam Black Australorps:

Cock: 1st was not a bad bird and true to type.

 Hen: 1st was just not fit, not a lot more to say.

 Cockerels: 1st: Lovely type, great on feet, held a good top line, good backline, and I would call him a “little toy”. He was a beauty.

2nd: Good cockerel but too upright in the toes.

3rd: Good top line, well shown, but up on his toes

Pullets: 1st: Excellent top line, lovely eye, stunning beetle green sheen.

2nd: Not as good under the feet as the winner. Tended to flatten off a little.

3rd: Good top line, well shown and great sheen

Bantam Blue Australorps:

One only Blue Cock and he was far too large. Not impressed.

Bantam Trios:  The wining trio here was clearly the best - they were selected well balanced. 2nd placed trio were far younger.

Overall the winning Bantam was the Black Cockerel. He was well shown magnificently and well pushed by the winning black pullet who was also shown professionally. I had no hesitation in choosing them as my Champion and Reserve Champion Australorps, respectively, as they clearly outshone the large specimens at this show.

 Thanks to my steward, Chris White, and to the Sydney Royal Poultry Show Committee 
                                                                                                                          
Phillip Tisdell - Australorp Judge


Large Black Australorps: (total of 61 Australorps entered)

 Cocks: (6)

1st: Hudson & Brown - Singleton NSW

2nd: Robert Hunt - Goulburn NSW   

3rd: Ferris Family Partnership - Glenorie NSW

 Hens: (3)

1st: Ferris Family Partnership - Glenorie NSW

2nd: Michael Anderson - Little Jilliby NSW

 Cockerels: (10)

1st: Ferris Family Partnership  - Glenorie NSW

2nd:  Steve Higgins - Woodhill Qld  

3rd: Phillip Kirkby - Narrabri NSW

 Pullets: (25)

1st: David Lean - Ebor NSW 

2nd: Wendy & Ross Summerell - Mt Tamborine Qld

3rd: Ken Brennan - Duns Creek NSW

4th: Robert Scott - Wauchope NSW

5th: Jordan Birchall - Mudgee NSW

6th: Ferris Family Partnership - Glenorie NSW

 Large Blue Australorps:

 Cockerels: (2) 1st & Champion Large Blue:  Steve Higgins - Woodhill Qld

2nd: Audrey Jeffries - Kurrajong NSW

 Pullets: (3) 1st Audrey Jeffries - Kurrajong NSW

2nd: Steve Higgins - Woodhill Qld

3rd: Audrey Jeffries - Kurrajong NSW

 Large Trios: (3) 1st:. Hudson & Brown - Singleton NSW

2nd: Jordan Birchall - Mudgee NSW

3rd: Michael Anderson - Little Jilliby NSW

                                Reserve Champion Large Australorp:

Hudson & Brown - Singleton NSW - Black Cock

 Champion Large Australorp:

David Lean - Ebor NSW  -  Black Pullet

 

Champion Large Soft Feather of Show

David Lean - Ebor NSW - Black Australorp Pullet


Bantam Black Australorps: (total of 36 Australorps entered)

Cocks: (2) 1st: Matthew Williams - Picton NSW

 Hens: (2) 1st: Matthew Williams - Picton NSW

 Cockerels: (10)

1st: Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

2nd:  Robert Forrest - Aldaville NSW

3rd: Robert Forrest - Aldaville NSW

 Pullets: (14)

1st: Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

2nd: Robert Forrest - Aldaville NSW

3rd: Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

4th: Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

 Bantam Blue Australorps:

 Cock: (1) 1st Robert Hunt - Goulburn NSW

 Bantam Trios: (2)

1st:. Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

2nd: Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld

                              Reserve Champion Bantam Australorp:

Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld - Black Pullet

 

Champion Bantam Australorp:

Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld - Black Cockerel

             RESERVE CHAMPION AUSTRALORP OF SHOW:

Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld 

Black Bantam Pullet


 CHAMPION AUSTRALORP OF SHOW:

Summerell Bros - Mt. Tamborine Qld 

Black Bantam Cockerel

 Top Left is the Champion Australorp of the 2012 Sydney Royal
Above is the Reserve Champion.
Both Bantams bred & shown by Summerell Bros.


Footnote:

The Australorp Club of Australia Inc thanks Phillip Tisdell for judging the Australorp Classes at the 2012 Sydney Royal.

 We also wish to congratulate Phillip & Linda Tisdell in winning Grand Champion of Show with a Pit Game Bantam Pullet and Reserve Champion of Show with a Bantam Black Australian Langshan Pullet.

 
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