Walt Leonard

We have lost another friend of the Greater California Society of Poultry Fanciers and the poultry world. Walt Leonard passed away in September 2018 and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Walt was a true expert of poultry and was well known not only in California, but all over the country. Walt was a licensed judge in the APA and ABA and was known to specialize in waterfowl. In his later years he had the best East Indie Ducks and he won many shows with his East Indies. Walt was partners with Bob Jones for many years and together they were known as “Jones and Leonard”. Together they won many show champions and were the top winners in Cal National for 21 years. Walt was always at the Greater California Show in Fresno and made friends with many new exhibitors. Walt was easy to talk to and was always willing to give pointers and information to old and young poultry breeders and exhibitors. Walt made many friends with his quiet charm and sense of humor. We will miss Walt at our shows and in the world of the poultry fancy.