4-H youth display poultry at Chautauqua County Fair

Submitted Photo Genevieve Smith and Madison Cresanti were Reserve and Grand Champion Poultry Showman, respectively.

The 4-H Poultry Project members are had 47 chickens and a turkey on display in the County Fair Poultry Barn. 4-H members had 16 different breeds of chickens in Tuesday’s 4-H Poultry Show, judged by Rick Hare of Springville, NY. Rick Hare also judged the Showmanship Classes, educating the youth and crowd on the specific breed standards and many interesting facts about poultry.

The results of the Poultry Show were:

Best in Class

American: Rhett Nagel with his Rhode Island Red Hen

English: Rhett Nagel with his Orpington Cock

Continental: Genevieve Smith with her Barnevelder Pullet

Asiatic: Elizabeth Weaver 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: Genevieve Smith with her Leghorn Bantam Hen

Best Turkey: Rhett Nagel with his Bronze Tom

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

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

Reserve Best of Show: Genevieve Smith with her Cochin Bantam Hen

Showmanship Class

Grand Champion Showman: Madison Cresanti

Reserve Champion Showman: Genevieve Smith

Senior Showman Champion: Genevieve Smith

Junior Showman Champion: Madison Cresanti

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.