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POULTRY DIVISION GUIDELINES
Junior Division

General Poultry Show Rules:

1.       No miscellaneous game or mixed breeds will be accepted.

2.       The Superintendent shall have authority to reject any birds showing evidence of disease or unfit to show.

3.       The following definition of terms will be used:

  • HEN – One Female bird over one year of age;

  • PULLET – One Female bird under one year of age;

  • COCK – One Male bird over one year of age;

  • COCKEREL – One Male bird under one year of age;

  • OLD TRIO - Cock and two Hens;

  • YOUNG TRIO - Cockerel and two pullets.

4.       Exhibitors will be limited to one entry in each class.

5.       Do not place birds in cages until Superintendent assigns cage.

6.       See General Livestock Rules for State Health Requirements.

7.       NO Poultry may enter the fairgrounds without the Poultry Pullorum testing.

8.       Poultry blood testing & check-in will be Monday, September 9th, 2019, from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

9.       Blood testing will be done at the Nevada County Extension Office.

10.     Poultry show will be Friday, September 13th, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Section 1 – Standard Breeds

  • Section 2 – Bantam Breeds

  • Section 3 – 4-H Pullet Project

11.      Points will be awarded in each section as follows:

  • 12 points for blue

  • 11 points for red

  • 10 points for white

12.   Overall Best of Show for Chickens will receive $25.00

13.   Class Divisions are:

  • Class 1 - Open Division

  • Class 2 - Junior Division

  • Class 3 - PeeWee Division

  • Class 4 - Little Britches

4-H Pullet Chain

4-H Pullet Chain Guidelines:

  1. Only current year 4-H Poultry chain pullets will be allowed.

  2. Do not place birds in cage until Superintendent assigns a cage.

  3. Poultry Pullorum Testing is required for pullet chain birds that are mixed with other non-pullet chain birds. Contact the Nevada County Extension agent if you need clarification on this requirement 887-2818.

  4. Check your chickens in with the superintendent when you arrive at the fairgrounds on entry day. Poultry will be inspected upon arrival at the fairgrounds. Any chicken that exhibits any sign of disease or parasite will be disqualified and removed from the fairgrounds to protect the health of the other chickens in the show. See General Livestock Rules for State Health Requirements.

  5. The Champion pen of three will receive a Rosette.

  6. The Reserve Champion pen of three will receive a Rosette