4-H Youth exhibit poultry at the Chautauqua County Fair

Submitted Photo 4-H youth participated in the Poultry Show at the Chautauqua County Fair on July 17. Pictured from left to right are Genevieve Smith, Sophia Segrue, Elizabeth Weaver, Gabriel Delahoy, Jared Dorman, Maddy Rose Cresanti, Joyce Wiltsie, and Rhett Nagel.

The 4-H Poultry Project members are had 54 chickens, 2 ducks, and 2 turkeys on display in the County Fair Poultry Barn. 4-H members had 19 different breeds of chickens in Tuesday’s 4-H Poultry Show, judged by Rick Hare of Springville, NY. Mr. Hare also judged the Showmanship Classes, educating the youth and crown on the specific breed standards and many interesting facts about poultry. The barn also had a duck pool that the ducks enjoyed splashing around in.

The results of the Poultry Show are:

Best in Class

American: Genevieve Smith with her Rhode Island Red Cock

English: Rhett Nagel with his Orpington Hen

Continental: Maddie Rose Cresanti with her Polish Hen.

Asiatic: Genevieve Smith with her Cochin Cock.

Any Other Standard Breed: Genevieve Smith with her Ameraucana Hen

Best Egg Production: Genevieve Smith with her Red Sex-link Hen

Best Feather-legged Bantam: Genevieve Smith with her Cochin Bantam Hen.

Best Clean-legged Bantam: Jared Dorman with His Black Japanese Hen

Best Waterfowl: Sophia Segue with her Swedish Duck

Best Turkey: Gabriel Delahoy with his Bourbon Red Tom

Best Mediterranean: Maddy Rose Cresanti with her Andalusian Hen

Best Game Bantam: Genevieve Smith with her Old English Game Hen

Best Clean-legged Bantam: Jared Dorman with his Japanese Hen

Best of Show: Genevieve Smith with her Old English Bantam Hen

Reserve Best of Show: Jared Dorman with his Japanese Hen

Showmanship Class:

Grand Champion Showman: Genevieve Smith

Senior Showman Champion: Jared Dorman

Junior Showman Champion: Genevieve Smith

Novice Showman Champion: Sophia Segrue

The Poultry Project is part of the 4-H Youth Development Program and is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.