Quesnel Fur and Feather Association has been promoting the appreciation of breeding and showing of birds and small fur-bearing animals for decades and will, once again, fill the dedicated fur and feather barns at Alex Fraser Park with all manner of creatures during the Quesnel Fall Fair, Sept. 22 – 23.
QFFA president Thomas Christien is looking forward to the show and invites the public to wander through the buildings and admire the exceptional entries on display.
“I have a passion for poultry and rabbits,” he said.
“This is a great club to share those interests with.”
With prize books at various locations around town, the public can enter their prize-winning poultry including ducks, geese, pigeons, turkeys, game birds and all types of chickens, or fabulous furry creatures including rabbits and cavies.
“Memberships, at just $12/year for a family, will be available and I encourage individuals or families interested in exploring this rewarding hobby to consider joining,” Thomas said.
“However, membership is not a requirement to enter this show, so register your poultry or animals; its a fun experience.”
QFFA has been celebrating fur and feather excellence and educating the public for decades. A walk through the barns is an education in itself.
Also included in the Fall Fair prize book is the QFFA colouring contest. Mail your entry to Linda Leary, 3964 Bulova Rd., Quesnel, B.C. V2J 6V2.
“Visit the Fur and Feather barns to see if you’ve won a prize,” Thomas said with a smile.
The prize book also lists a complete set of rules and entry forms covering all classes of entries.
Thomas and the Quesnel Fur and Feather Association are considering several options in the future.
“The club is interested in possibly organizing a regional rabbit show,” Thomas said.
“There are no American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) shows north of Kamloops and breeders in several northern communities have expressed a lot of interest.”
For information on the QFFA or details of the upcoming show and competition contact Thomas, 250-992-8461.