10,276 Total Poultry - with about 20% being Junior exhibitors
Along with their volunteers, these are the people that dreamed up and brought this show to fruition - twice! Bill Wulff, daughter Jennifer Wulff-Frank, granddaughter Samantha and son David. I tried throughout the show to get the whole family together for a picture. I finally had to go with these four as Bill's wife, Joyce, was taking someone to the airport! Always working! This show took a tremendous amount of planning, organization and management and all net proceeds go for youth awards and scholarships. 10,000+ poultry and their caretakers owe the Wulff's a big Thank You. A show edition will be printed up in the January issue of the Wulff's Poultry Press.
Waterfowl Sexing video and played that throughout the show. There always seemed to be someone watching it! It was very rewarding meeting many of our customers at the show.
|P. Allen Smith and Kathy Hopkins|
Danny Padgett's Male Black Muscovy. This was judged to be the best bird over all the chickens, geese, turkeys and guineas. It is rare for a waterfowl to be judged the best bird in the show. Congratulations to Danny!
For those of you not familiar with the judging process, if a bird wins in its class (young female Pekin duck for example), it then competes against all other Pekin winners (male and female) to determine the Best of Breed. The Best of Breed then competes against all other Breeds in its Class (Heavy Duck). The Best of Class then competes against all other ducks for Champion Duck. The Champion Duck then competes against the Champion Goose for Champion Waterfowl. The Champion Waterfowl then competes against the best chicken, turkey and guineas for Super Grand Champion Bird.
If you have an interest in showing birds, check with your local county fair and see what they have to offer. Talk to the person in charge of poultry as they usually know of all shows in your area. We also post an extensive list of poultry shows on our website. Start a new hobby!