Department I - 4-H
Division K - Poultry

​Co-Superintendent: Crystal Hansen 360-709-0541 cryshansen@juno.com
Co-Superintendent: Debbie Keese 360-956-1182 Keesefam7@gmail.com

RULES

  1. All poultry must pass through a vet check between 4pm-8pm Tuesday, the day before the Fair opens and not be removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the fair.
  2. All poultry must pass a disease and parasite inspection upon arrival and during the Fair. Be sure to dust poultry before entering them. Poultry having lice, showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet.
  3. No late entries will be accepted.
  4. Fowl will be exhibited in cages provided by the fair. Entries are subject to space availability. Feed and shavings will be provided for all entries during the course of the fair.
  5. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  6. Cloverbuds are limited to two (2) animals.
  7. Transportation cages shall be removed from the fairgrounds between time of entry and the removal of the exhibits.
  8. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as individuals.
  9. A trio is two females and one male; a pair is one male and one female. All birds must be of the same breed and variety.
  10. A pen is three birds of the same sex, age, breed, and variety.
  11. The words "old", "hen", and "cock" mean birds over one year of age. The words "young", "pullet", and "cockerel" mean birds under one year of age.
  12. All birds exhibited must show maturity and be completely feathered.
  13. The judge may consider an entry not worthy of an award. All judges’ decisions are final.
  14. All entries will be classified by breed and variety recognized by the American Standard of Perfection except for crossbreed classes.
  15. Chicken, turkey, duck, and goose classes shall be judged by the American Standard of Perfection. Crossbreeds will be judged on appearance, condition, and cleanliness.
  16. All exhibitors will be required to perform assigned barn duty or premium money will be withheld. The number of shifts required will be determined by the number of participants.
  17. There will be no cross-exhibiting between 4-H, FFA, and Open Poultry.
  18. Cloverbud exhibitors must have a parent present at all times.
  19. Entry forms are due to the 4-H Office no later than July 1st. All entries must be submitted on the Poultry Entry Form.
  20. Poultry themed Arts & Crafts may be entered under Division U - Expressive Arts.
  21. All exhibitors must participate in Fitting and Showmanship to receive premiums earned on exhibits.
  22. All exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning their own cages, feeding and watering their own birds DAILY before 10:00 a.m.

​CLASS 1 - FITTING AND SHOWMANSHIP
Points: Blue - 75 Red - 55 White - 25

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (Participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

POULTRY JUDGING
See DIVISION: A CLASS: 1 LOT: NA - Cloverbud, NB - Junior, NC - Intermediate, ND - Senior

Poultry Judging will consist of two parts:

  • Part 1: Non-Animal Classes (i.e. Equipment, Eggs, Identification)
  • Part 2: Live Bird Classes

CLASS 2 -POULTRY KNOWLEDGE BOWL
Points: Blue - 10 Red - 8 White - 6

LOT

  1. Cloverbud (participation only, no premium points)
  2. Junior
  3. Intermediate
  4. Senior

POULTRY TYPES

STANDARD BREEDS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Pens, Trios, & Pairs: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 3 -American Class: Plymouth Rocks, Dominiques, Wyandotte, Javas, Rhode Islands, Buckeyes, Chantaclers, Jersey Giants, Lamonas, New Hampshires, Hollands, & Delawares.

CLASS 4 - Asian Class: Brahmas, Cochins, & Langshans.

CLASS 5 - English Class: Dorkings, Red Caps, Cornish, Orpingtons, Sussex, & Australorps.

CLASS 6 - Mediterranean Class: Leghorns, Minorcas, Spanish, Andalusians, Anconas, Sicilian Buttercups, & Catalanas.

CLASS 7 - Continental Class: Hamburgs, Campines, Lakenvelders, Barnevelders, Welsummers, Polish - Bearded and Non-Bearded, Houdans, Faverolles, Crevecoeurs, & LaFleche.

CLASS 8 - All Other Standard Breeds: Modern Game, Old English, Malays, Sumatras, Aseels, Shamos, Yokohamas, Pheonix, Cubalayas, Sultans, Frizzles, Naked Necks, Araucanas, & Ameraucanas.

​CLASS 9 - Crossbreeds: Any Standard breed mix.

BANTAM BREEDS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Pens, Trios, & Pairs: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 10 - Game Bantams Class: Modern Games & Old English Games

CLASS 11 - Single Comb Clean Legged Class: Anaconas, Andalusians, Australorps, Catalanas, Campines, Delawares, Dorkings, Dutch, Frizzle, Hollands, Japanese, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lakenvelders, Lamonas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Necks, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Pheonix, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Islands, Spanish, & Sussex.

CLASS 12 - Rose Comb Clean Legged Class: Anconas, Belgian Bearded d’Anvers, Dorkings, Dominiques, Hamburgs, Leghorns, Minorcas, Red Caps, Rosecombs, Sebrights, & Wyandottes.

CLASS 13 - All Other Combs, Clean Legged Class: Ameraucanas, Araucanas, Buckeyes, Shamos, Sicilians, Buttercups, Sumatras, Yokohamas, Chanteclers, Cornish, Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, & Polish.

CLASS 14 - Feather Legged Class: Botted d’Uccles, Brahmas, Cochins, Faverolles, Frizzles, Langshans, Silkies, & Sultans.

CLASS 15 - Crossbreed: Any Bantam breed mix.

LOT:

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Cockerel
  4. Pullet
  5. Young Trio
  6. Old Trio
  7. Young Pair
  8. Old Pair
  9. Old Pen

DUCKS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Trios: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

CLASS 16 - Standard Duck

CLASS 17 - Bantam Duck

LOT:

  1. Young Drake
  2. Young Duck
  3. Old Drake
  4. Old Duck
  5. Trio of Ducks

CLASS 18 - GEESE
Type Class Points: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10
Points for Trios: Blue - 30 Red - 20 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Young Gander
  2. Young Goose
  3. Old Gander
  4. Old Goose
  5. Trio of Geese

CLASS 19 - TURKEYS
Type Class Points: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10
Points for Trios: Blue - 30 Red - 20 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Young Tom
  2. Young Hen
  3. Old Tom
  4. Old Hen
  5. Trio of Turkeys

CLASS 20- Other Poultry/Game Birds
BE SURE TO LIST SPECIES & VARIETY IN DESCRIPTION - EXAMPLE: DOVE OR RING NECK PHEASANT
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Points for Trio: Blue - 25 Red - 15 White - 10

LOT:

  1. Old Male
  2. Old Female
  3. Young Male
  4. Young Female
  5. Trio

PIGEONS
Type Class Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5

CLASS 21 - Utility Breeds

CLASS 22 -Roller Breeds

CLASS 23-Fancy Breeds

CLASS 24 -Racing Homer

LOT:

  1. Old Cock
  2. Old Hen
  3. Young Cock
  4. Young Hen

​HOMEMADE POULTRY EQUIPMENT
Points: Blue – 20 Red – 10 White – 5
Contestants may enter one entry per lot. The entry may be assembled from pre-manufactured kits. The exhibitor must produce a copy of the building plans. This may be a standard plan and need not be original. Brooders should be equipped with some way to control temperature and provide fire safety standards. This entry should include appropriate containers for feed and water.

CLASS 25 - Poultry Equipment

CLASS 26 - Pigeon or Dove Equipment

CLASS 27 - Other

LOT:

  1. Egg Incubator
  2. Brooder
  3. Transportation
  4. Other

CLASS 28 EGGS
Points: Blue - 15 Red - 10 White - 5
Entries to consist of a group of 3 eggs displayed on plates provided. Each exhibitor limited to 4 entries total. Eggs to be uniform in shape, shell texture, size, color and appearance. One egg may be cracked open, at the Judges discretion, to judge internal characteristics.

LOT:

  1. Large Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  2. Bantam Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  3. Waterfowl Eggs: Breed and color of egg noted on entry form
  4. Non-Standard Eggs: Breed (If known) and color of egg noted on entry form. NOTE: Non-Standard eggs includes birds not accepted In the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.

CLASS 29 - POULTRY COSTUME CONTEST (Special prizes - No premium points).
Costumes must be made by the exhibitor with minimum help from others. No costumes may be adapted from dolls or other pre-made outfits. Some small accessories are acceptable. Only one entry per exhibitor. Costumes should be made prior to the fair and must be ready at the start of the contest. Costumes will not be made as part of the contest