DERBYSHIRE’S David Pownall ruled the roost at the Craven Feather Auction show and sale staged at Skipton Auction Mart.

Mr Pownall, of Riverside Cottage, Old Glossop, secured another Skipton title – he won his first at the venue in 2013 – with a pair of 2018 White Wyandotte bantams, out of top show stock and later sold for £70. He also keeps Black Orpingtons, is a former double national poultry champion and this year won the Orpington Club championship for a record ninth time.

Reserve champion was J Hindle, of Oswaldtwistle, with a trio of 22-week-old point of lay Barnevelders sold for £60.

In the waterfowl show class, the first and second prize pens both came from A Jennings, of Low Bentham, his red rosette winners making £35.

Top price of £80 fell to Silver Laced Wyandottes from Stephen Hitchen, of Ludendenfoot, Halifax, who also judged the show, with a pair of Red Sussex hens making £75 and £60 achieved for both a trio of Guineau Fowl and a trio of Silver Laced Wyandottes. The latest poultry show again ran alongside CCM Skipton’s annual Rare and Native Stock Breeders Auctions of rare, minority and traditional breeds of cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

The next Craven Feather Auctions show and sale is the Christmas fixture on Saturday, December 8. Last date for entries is November 30.