Department II - FFA
Division N - FFA Poultry and Pigeons Science

​Austin Baker- Superintendent

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. Any poultry who show signs of sickness or parasites during the fair may be asked to be removed by the Superintendent.
  3. 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.
  4. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  5. Transportation cages shall be removed from the fairgrounds between time of entry and the removal of the exhibits.
  6. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
  7. Exhibitors will be permitted one entry for each Lot per variety within a Class.
  8. Entries shall be hatched after September 1, previous year, and show maturity.
  9. Check American Standard of Perfection for classifications of breeds.
  10. Hybrids developed for laying purposes can be exhibited if they show
    characteristics of a major breed.
  11. Crossbred males can be entered in Fryer and Roaster classes only.
POINTS​ ​ ​
​BLUE​RED​WHITE
​Chickens & Ducks, Singles​15​10​5
​Trios & Pens​25​15​10
​Turkeys & Geese, Singles​25​15​10
​Trios & Pens​30​20​10
​Eggs​15​10​5


CLASS 1 - CHICKENS

All Breeds Eligible

LOT

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

CLASS 2 - CROSSBRED CHICKENS

LOT

  1. Pullet
  2. Pen of three pullets
  3. Three Fryers
  4. Three Roasters

CLASS 3 - DUCKS

LOT

  1.  Young drake
  2. Young duck
  3. Trio

CLASS 4 - TURKEYS

LOT

  1. Young tom
  2. Young hen
  3. Trio
  4. Pen of turkey poults
  5. Pen of three turkey fryers

CLASS 5 - GEESE

LOT

  1. Young gander
  2. Young goose
  3. Pen of three geese
  4. Trio

CLASS 6 - EGGS

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 7 - POULTRY SCIENCE

POINTS:  BLUE-50  RED-40  WHITE-30

LOT

  1. Embryology & Incubation
  2. Nutrition
  3. Physiology
  4. Pathology
  5. Food Science
  6. Other Displays
  • A contestant is permitted to enter two classes.
  • The exhibit must contain poultry, or be associated with the poultry industry, and be of a scientific nature.
  • Judging will be based on the score card.

SCORE CARD:

  1. SCIENTIFIC THOUGHT - 40%
    Exhibit should show a verification of laws, or a cause and effect, or present by models or other methods a better understanding of scientific facts or theories. Consideration will be given to the probable amount of real study, content of subject matter and effort which is represented in an exhibit.
  2. CREATIVE ABILITY - 20%
    Exhibit should show an originality of approach or handling. Consideration will be given to ingenious uses of materials. Collections will be considered creative if they serve a purpose.
  3. DRAMATIC VALUE, CLARITY - 20%
    How does the attractiveness and workmanship of this exhibit compare with others in the same field? Judging will not be influenced by gadgets which contribute nothing to the exhibit.
  4. PRESENTATION - 20%
    One to three page prepared outline of objective, procedure, results and discussion to tell your story to the observer.

CLASS 8 - PIGEONS

Only one in a breed can be entered in each lot.

Limit of 24 entries per exhibitor.

POINTS:   BLUE-12   RED-8  WHITE-4

LOT

  1. Utility Breeds
  2. Fancy Breeds - young cock
  3. Fancy Breeds - young hen
  4. Fancy Breeds - yearling cock
  5. Fancy Breeds - yearling hen
  6. Fancy Breeds - old cock
  7. Fancy Breeds - old hen
  8. Fancy Breeds - other birds
  9. Pigeon shipping crate, wood  Points:  Blue-15  Red-10  White-5
  10. Pigeon mating coop  Points: Blue-15  Red-10  White-5