OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Division U - Open Class Poultry

​Crystal Hansen - Co-Superintendent (360) 402-5312, zzilmsmom@gmail.com
John Hansen - Co-Superintendent (360) 709-0541
Entry Deadline: July 1
Entry Fee: $1 per bird; $1 per dozen eggs

RULES

  1. PLEASE READ GENERAL RULES AND GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES.
  2. Notice of entries must be made by July 1st at the Fair Office.
  3. All poultry must be passed through a vet check between 4pm - 8pm Tuesday the day before the Fair opens and not removed before 7pm Sunday, closing day of the Fair.
  4. 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 or showing signs of sickness or are excessively dirty will be refused entry by the superintendent and/or vet.
  5. Birds shown in a trio or pen cannot be shown as singles.
  6. Cash premiums will be given in all classes, if two or more in class and lot, otherwise ribbons only.
  7. All poultry will be judged by the American System.
  8. All poultry entered must be purebred and entered according to the Standards of Perfection. No crossbreeds, please.
  9. All poultry should be banded with numbered bands for identification. This number should be recorded on the entry blank.
  10. Chickens entered in Open Class cannot be entered as a 4-H entry.
  11. All exhibitors are expected to participate in Herdsmanship. . (The number of shifts required will be determined by the number of participants.)
  12. 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. Exhibitors may be limited on entries by the Superintendent depending on space available.
  13. All Exhibitors will be responsible for cleaning their own cages, feeding and watering their own birds DAILY before 10:00 a.m.

PREMIUM POINTS:  BLUE - 30  RED - 20  WHITE - 10

​ChampionSpecial Award
​Reserve Champion​Special Award
​Best of Show​Special Award
​Reserve of Show​Special Award
​Reserve ChampionSpecial Award

​CLASS 1 - CHICKENS (LARGE) STANDARD

LOT

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Old trio
  4. Cockerel
  5. Pullet
  6. Young trio

CLASS 2 - CHICKENS - BANTAMS

LOT

  1. Cock
  2. Hen
  3. Old trio
  4. Cockerel
  5. Pullet
  6. Young trio

CLASS 3 - DUCKS

LOT

  1. Old drake
  2. Old duck
  3. Young drake
  4. Young duck

CLASS 4 - GEESE

LOT

  1. Old gander
  2. Old goose
  3. Young gander
  4. Young goose

CLASS 5 - TURKEYS

LOT

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

CLASS 6 - OTHER

LOT

  1. Pigeon
  2. Pheasant
  3. Pea Fowl
  4. Dove
  5. Other

CLASS 7 - EGGS

LOT

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.

  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 included birds not accepted in the APA Standard of Perfection, mixed breeds and those of unknown ancestry.