Although the birds are in cages, the 4-H Poultry Project members are "flying high," with 214 birds on display in the County Fair Poultry Barn.
4-H members had ducks, geese, turkeys, and chickens in Monday's 4-H Poultry Show, judged by Art Lundgren of Jamestown. Tuesday, Paul Kroll, National APA/ABA Youth Poultry Judge, not only judged the Showmanship Classes, and also educated the youth and crowd on the specific breed standards and many interesting facts about poultry. The barn also boasts a beautiful peacock on display this year.
The results of the Poultry Show were:
Novice Showmanship participants: Jesse Kwilos, Jacob Purol, Catherine Siggins, Wilson McGuinn, Genevieve Smith, and Anna Talbot.
Best in Class
American - Katelynn Gierlinger with her Rhode Island Red
English - LynnDee Nagel with her Orpington
Continental - Genevieve Smith with her Maran
Any Other Standard Breed - Derrick Becker with his Old English Game
Best Egg Production - Lacey Johnson
Best Feather-legged Bantam - Billy Eskeli with his Brahma
Best Clean-legged Bantam - Billy Eskeli with his Japanese
Grand Champion Bantam - Billy Eskeli with his Brahma
Reserve Champion Bantam - Billy Eskeli with his Japanese
Best Waterfowl - Wilson McGuinn with his Blue Swedish
Grand Champion Market Poultry - Katelynn Gierlinger
Reserve Champion Market Poultry - Jacob Purol
Best of Show - Billy Eskeli - Brahma Bantam
Reserve Best of Show - Katelynn Gierlinger - Rhode Island Red
Grand Champion Showman: Katelynn Gierlinger
Senior Showman Champion: Katelynn Gierlinger
Junior Showman Champion: Meggan Gierlinger
Novice Showman Champion: Anna Talbot
Cloverbuds participating in this year's show were: Lincoln Smith, Nicholas Lawson, Mary Lawson and Jeremiah Phillips.