South Central Regional Classic In El Dorado, Arkansas
Best of Breed Black Java Cockeral
Black Javas are such gorgeous birds, you will absolutely love them when you see them. Its love at first sight and your chicken addictions feathers' will be ruffled. Just look at this beautiful Black Java Cockeral shown by Roy Autrey's 14 year old granddaughter, Kalee Gafford. For those of you who don't know Roy, he is the president of the Java Breeders of America Poultry Club and also the Vice President of the Rhode Island Red Club. He is totally involved with the preservation of Heritage breed chickens, attending shows, showing birds and passing along his poultry knowledge to his granddaughter. Remember that children are the future and we must pass this along, because we can't keep it unless we give it away, as the saying goes. The 35th Annual Spring Classic Poultry Show presented by The South Arkansas Poultry Club drew approxiamately 700 birds in the open class and the junior class on Saturday April 2, at the Union County fairgrounds in El Dorado, Arkansas. The show was judged by Anthony Ashley from South Carolina and Rev. Roland Romig from Pennsylvania. Roy told me that Kalee did very well at this show placing 4th in showmanship, and winning Junior Grand Champion with a Black Orpington Cock bird. This was a real tough show he said, in that there were lots of great birds, making the competition very tough but everyone had lots of fun.