Australian Heritage Turkey Society Inc. (AHTSI)
The conference was a fabulous opportunity to learn from turkey breeder and judge Megg Miller, a foundation member of the Australian Heritage Turkey Society Inc, and one of only a couple of accredited turkey judges in Australia.
Several participants opted to do both parts of the test - written and practical - in order to become an accredited turkey judge.
Laura Balfour Reserve Champion Narragansett tom. Michael Harriden Champion Turkey Bronze tom
Laura Balfour's Reserve Champion Narragansett tom.
Michael Harriden's Champion Bronze tom.
AHTSI members at the end of the conference, with our Patron Megg Miller (OAM) in the red coat.
Turkey judge Megg Miller handled every one of the 60+ turkeys...
... exhibited at the Royal Canberra Poultry Show.
This included checking thighs, breasts, feather quality and weight.
Input from Megg on Features of a Good Pure-Bred Turkey
was followed by a written assessment
and then a practical skills test.
Around the turkey section of the Show: Reserve Champion turkey
... the AHTSI display area
Lyndsey Sumpton, Daryl Deutscher and Laura Balfour
Turkey exhibition cages
Megg Miller and Greg Hoffman
Ros McMillan, Clint Brown & Daryl Deutscher.
These turkey eggs won "Reserve Champion".
Ros McMillan, Tracy Rule, Andrew Hutton & Michael Harriden at the presentation dinner.
AHTSI members at the end of the conference.