Ex-auctioneer is top price champion at Skipton poultry auction Retired auctioneer-turned-poultry showman Trevor Addison headed the pecking order when presenting the supreme champion pair of Large White Wyandotte at the Craven Feather Auction Christmas show at Skipton Auction Mart. (Sat, Dec 13) Mr Addison and his wife Rosie, of Barnard Castle, saw their 2014-hatched title winners – a cockerel and a pullet home-bred from prize-winning stock – first win the large fowl show class, before being chosen as overall champions by show judge Reece Jowett, of Queensbury, who though only 16 is already a well-known poultry dealer and regular buyer at Skipton.


Mr Addison formerly worked for the long-established family firm of auctioneers and valuers – it continues to trade from Barnard Castle. He has been successfully breeding and showing Large White Wyandottes for 15 years.


The victors also ruled the roost on price when selling for the day’s high of £120, with Mr Addison also selling a second pair of Large White Wyandotte at £90.


The first prize pen of waterfowl and reserve champions was a pair of 2014-hatched Apricot Call Ducks from T Moody, of Consett, County Durham, while J Crowther, of Soyland, Halifax, was responsible for the red rosette-winning small fowl, another 2014 White Wyandotte pair.


Other principle prices were: £95 Trio Light Sussex, £65 Trio Silver Laced Wyandotte, £55 Trio Light Sussex, £55 Trio White Wyandotte, £52 Light Sussex Pullets.


Craven Feather Auctions will continue to be staged regularly throughout 2015 on Saturdays, with the opening sale on January 17 and the first show and sale on March 14.