When I am not backstage dressing gorgeous models at the Ekka, I get to wander about looking at some of the exhibits. I always head for the animals.
The cats come first. This is an Abyssinian kitten, my favourite cat. I would love to take this one home.
The baby lambs are just too cute for words.
This is Pam.
And this is Willow.
Now to the thing I love the best at the Ekka….the poultry pavilion.
I think these boys are showing off. The next one is just being a pigeon.
Pigeons come in all shapes and sizes. Now for the chooks.
This one was enormous…and a champion of the show. Look at the size of his legs.
Ducks are well represented as well. These are more difficult to photograph between the bars of the cages.
And now for the most amazing birds of all….the turkeys……surely faces that only a mother could love. The turkeys are the most difficult of all to photograph, they just won’t stand still and want to peck the camera.
As well as trying to peck me, they were desperately trying to get at each other. The squawking, clucking, crowing and gobbling in the pavilion has to be heard to be believed.
I took photos last year at the Ekka too. Click here for the stars of 2011.