Move over Westminster Kennel Club, there’s a new dog in town: chickens. Competitive poultry pageantry is not only a highly entertaining hobby—it’s an obsession. For members of Christchurch Poultry, Bantam and Pigeon Club in New Zealand, it’s also way of life. Senior member Beth Inwood and president Doug Bain have tasted the glory of raising perfect rosecomb cockerels and rumpless pullets, while newbie teenagers Rhys Lilley and Sarah Bunton enjoy the good clean (sort of) fun. But feathers start to fly when infighting breaks out in the club during the run-up to the 2015 National Poultry Show. Egos start clucking and tempers peck, bringing 148 years of club pride and tradition to the cracking point. As energetic as any sport film and as comedic as you’d imagine Best in Show chicken pageantry to be, Pecking Order serves up an endearing look at poultry passion. Myrocia Watamaniuk
Co-presented by The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.