Saturday, April 2, 2011

Fancy Feathers Poultry Show

Amy K. with Java chick and Chick Filet cow
Ruth C. and Amy K. at booth with Java chicks
Jeff T. and Mr. Wiley
The Fancy Feathers Poultry Show in New Braunfels, Texas was today and it was  alot of fun. This was an APA/ABA sanctioned show which also included a Backyard Show, Cluck-Off, Raffle, Silent Auction and Good Food. It also featured a Jr. Show, Youth Showmanship Class, Marans Meet, Araucana Meet, and a Marans Egg Show.APA/ABA/Junior Judge: Steve Jones did a great as Judge. He works well with the 4-H kids. The 4-H kids did a great job of showing their birds and also of helping anyone that needed a hand unloading their birds or with just about anything.There was a great silent auction and raffle with the 2 biggest prizes being an I-Pad and a Kindle. There were tables of raffle items, which included live birds and chicks. We had several Java Club members on hand with a Mottled Java chick display and many interested folks asking questions about Javas. I had a booth for the Java Breeders of America and The American Livestock Breeds Conservancy which has an interest in Javas as a rare heritage breed bird. They do a great job of promoting the rarer breeds and educating the public on heritage livestock of all types. We had a lot of their brochures, books and other literature on the table and it went fast. I had many younger persons and children at our booth with an interest in our Javas and asking a lot of questions.  I met Amy K. who is a member of our club who was a great help and very helpful. She helped with the show donating a lot of her time. Another Java Club member Jeff T. donated chicks to the raffle for the 4-H club. I think that we have started a Java thing in the Texas Hill Country. Any members with similar show experiences can send their pictures and show info to Ruth at or to be posted here. We have many upcoming shows listed under the 2011 Poultry Shows tabs if you want to show your birds or just go visit and see the birds and meet some very nice poultry lovers/breeders. This is a great hobby for adults and young kids. We need to keep the kids interested because they are the future.

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