Poultry Department

Rules and Information

  1. Exhibitors must read the General and Livestock Rules, and the Health Requirements before filling out entry form.
  2. All Exhibitors entries are due by August 11th online at FairEntry or at the Fair Office.
  3. All birds must be identified according to breed and color on the entry form.
  4. Birds in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
  5. For the purpose of this exhibition, the terms
    “cock” and “hen” shall mean birds hatched previous to current year, “cockerel” and “pullet” shall mean birds hatched in the current year.
  6. A bird which is not physically fit/properly groomed shall NOT be shown or displayed.
  7. Diseased or unsightly birds will be removed from the show room.
  8. At the discretion of the General Livestock Superintendent or Barn Superintendent, an exhibit can be excluded from showing if the animal is not bitted or properly prepared for exhibiting at the Fair.
  9. All birds must be fully feathered and groomed for the Fair.
  10. Any birds not meeting this specification will be refused.
  11. Birds must be in their cages by 9:00 pm, August 23rd.
  12. We provide dishes–bring your own feed.
  13. Please bring decorations for your area, plus an educational poster. See Department 2.
  14. Each exhibitor must be there for 1-2 hours of barn duty each day.
  15. Your birds must be fed and watered by 8:00 am daily and clean under your cages.
  16. Fitting and Showing will be judged according to M. 4263
  17. Class 1 may exhibit but cannot be judged.
  18. Use the lots listed to the right to identify the type of breed of your bird in Breed Classes

Description of Chicken Breeds

  1. American-Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Delawares, Dominiques, Hollands, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lamonas, New Hampshires, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Islands, Wyandottes
  2. Asiatic-Brahmas, Cochins, Langshans
  3. English-Australorps, Cornish, Dorkings, Orpingtons, Red Caps, Sussex
  4. Mediterranean-Anconas, Andalusions, Catalanas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Sicillian Buttercups, Spanish
  5. Continental-Campines, Crevecoeurs, Faverolles, Hamburgs, Houdans, LaFleche, Lakenvelders, Polish (Bearded & Non- Bearded)
  6. All other standard breeds (not Bantams)-Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Aseels, Cubalayas, Frizzles, Malays, Modern Games, Naked Necks, Old Engish Games, Phoenix, Shamos, Sultans, Sumatras, Yokohamas
  7. Game Bantams-Modern, Old English
  8. Single Comb Clean Legged Bantams other than Game Bantams)-Anconas, Andalusions, Australorps, Catalanas, Campines, Delawares, Dorkings, Frizzles, Hollands, Japanese, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lakenvelders, Lamonas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Neck, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Phoenix, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Spanish, Sussex
  9. Rose Comb Clean Legged Bantams-Ameraucanas, Aracanas, Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Cornish, Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, Polish, Shamos, Sicilian Buttercups, Sumatras, Yokohamas
  10. All other Clean Legged Bantams-Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Cornish, Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, Polish Shamos, Sicilican Buttercups, Sumatras, Yokhamas
  11. Feather Legged Bantams-Booted, Brahmas, Cochins, Faverolles, Frizzles, Longshans, Silkies, Sultans

Description of Goose Breeds

  1. Heavy Weight-Pekin, Aylesbury, Rouen, Muscovy
  2. Medium Weight-Cayuga, Crested, Swedish, Buff
  3. Light Weight-Runner, Campbell, Magpie
  4. Bantam-Call, East Indie, Mallard

Description of Duck Breeds

  1. Heavy-Toulouse, Embden, African
  2. Medium-Sebastopol, Pilgrim, American
    Buff, Saddleback Pomeranian
  3. Light-Chinese, Tufted Roman, Canada, Egyptian

Description of Turkey Breeds

  1. Bronze
  2. Narragansett
  3. White Holland
  4. Black Slate
  5. Bourbon Red Beltsville
  6. Small White Royal Palm

Division 1: Poultry Fitting and Showing

GC 50, RC 45, Blue 40, Red 35, White 25

Section 1: 4-H Cloverbuds
Section 2: 4-H Junior
Section 3: 4-H Intermediate
Section 4: 4-H Senior
Section 5: FFA Freshman/Sophomore
Section 6: FFA Junior/Senior
Section 7: Open Junior
Section 8: Open Teen
Section 9: Open Adult

Division 2: Chicken Breed Classes

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10, White 5

Section 1: Pullet (under 1 year)
Section 2: Hen (over 1 year)
Section 3: Cockerel (under 1 year)
Section 4: Cock (over 1 year)
Section 5: Young Trio (under 1 year)
Section 6: Old Trio (over 1 year)
Section 7: Meat Pen-3 birds not over 16 weeks of age

Division 3: Duck Breed Classes

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10; White 5

Section 1: Young Hen
Section 2: Young Drake
Section 3: Hen (over 1 year)
Section 4: Drake (over 1 year)

Division 4: Geese Breed Classes

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10, White 5

Section 1: Young Goose
Section 2: Young Gander
Section 3: Goose (over 1 year)
Section 4: Gander (over 1 year)

Division 5: Turkeys

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10; White 5

Section 1: Young Hen
Section 2: Young Tom
Section 3: Hen (over 1 year)
Section 4: Tom (over 1 year)

Division 6: Pheasants

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10, White 5

Section 1: One Hen, any age
Section 2: One Cock, any age

Division 7: Pigeons

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10; White 5

Section 1: Young pigeon, either sex, under 1 year
Section 2: Pigeon, either sex, over 1 year
Section 3: Trio, 1 male, 2 females, any age

Division 8: Eggs
(6 eggs)

GC 25, RC 20, Blue 15, Red 10, White 5

Section 1: White
Section 2: Brown
Section 3: Blue/Green
Section 4: Other

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