Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), The Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is on this Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of July, and will boast a wide variety of breeds on display.
With no entry fee, visitors can come and see the bevvy of breeds from the Chinese Pekin, to the beautiful Hamburgh for free.
There will also be unusual crested breeds on show, such as the Wyandottes, a breed originating from North America renowned for the wide variety of colours within the species.
Dating back to the 1900s, the historical Australorp breed is a cross between the Black Orphington and the Australian Langshan Blood and will be exhibited this weekend.
Poultry suppliers Topknot and Bellsouth will be on hand to tend to your poultry product needs and clubs from the Victorian Poultry Fanciers Association will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have.
The Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is one of the most prestigious fanciers competitions in Australia, providing breeders with the opportunity to benchmark their birds with a full range of Australian Poultry Standard classes available to enter.
Considered the pinnacle by poultry fanciers, the prestigious G.J. Sheppard Award will be awarded to Supreme Champion in Show.
The Royal Melbourne Poultry Show is on this weekend, from 10am-5pm on Saturday and from 10am-2pm Sunday at Melbourne Showgrounds.
Visitor entry to the event is free and free parking will be available via Gate 7 on Leonards Crescent
For more information visit http://www.rasv.com.au/Events/RMS_Poultry_Home/