I learned more in 2-1/2 hours this morning than in the last 2-1/ years! Watching the poultry judge go from cage to cage, asking the 4-Her to take each chicken out of the cage and watching to see if they took each one out correctly was fascinating. All the broilers were judged before the ducks and the fancy breeds. Here are Reed and Myra in front of Alta, Edna and Eunice’s 3 separate pens.
When the judge finally got around to Reed, he asked several questions about Eunice.
Then he came to Alta’s pen.
When the judge asked what sex the chicken was, Reed answered it was a hen. The judge stated that Alta was actually a rooster and showed us some specific feathers that indicate a rooster!
We were floored! Murray McMurray made a mistake with our order. It’s funny because Alta has begun to look different and never having had that breed before, I did not know he was exhibiting rooster traits. We decided his name will have to be changed – maybe Elvis?
All three chickens got blue ribbons and then it was on to the showmanship class. The judge asked each participant questions about the bird and Reed answered every single question correctly. He showed Edna, the golden campine and when all was said and done and the dust settled…….
Reed was awarded the biggest trophy of all – overall Grand Champion Showmanship!
Am I proud of him?
Does the sun come up in the east? Haha! I am so very proud of him as are his grandparents, parents, siblings and friends from church. What a great day at the fair!
Could I look any happier? I don’t think so.
Tomorrow is bingo with Concord Care – more fun at the fair!