Sunday, May 18, 2014

Northern New York Poultry Fanciers Association Swap Meet - Part 1

I'd been anticipating this swap meet for a long time and hoping it would be as good as the ones I used to attend near my former home. I knew there were likely to be chickens and ducks, but I was also hoping to see goats, lambs, pigs, pigeons, guinea hens, and - well, lots of things. I parked and began making my way toward the parked trucks, most of which had small livestock on their tailgates:

There were many bunnies, most of them awfully cute and cuddly. I confess that I was tempted:

White Leghorns:

A variety of colorful bantams. The pair on the right were (I think) Red Pyle Old English Game Bantams. The other two might have been Cochin Bantams:

This was the cutest bunny of the day and it's a shame I didn't get a better picture. I'm sure glad I didn't give in to the temptation to buy it, though:

I thought these were Black Sumatras, but now am not sure:

There were several people selling Golden Pheasants and they sure were beautiful:

Bird House Gourds and some kind of unidentified nuts for sale:

There were a number of venders of homemade maple syrup. I asked the man what the pans on the ground were and he said they were stainless steel milk pails. I thought they looked suspiciously like giant bedpans:

More cute bunnies, all crammed into a cage:

More Golden Pheasants, though these were harder to see:

I walked over to the Grasse River and the highway bridge to take a look:

And then I kept walking around, looking at vendors. This one had birdhouses which used deer antlers as perches. There was homemade maple syrup and hand painted saw blades for use as signs of decorations. But there was still a lot to see, so I continued on my way. I'll post Part 2 tomorrow:

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