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Poultry

4-H Poultry Divisions

Poultry Superintendent: Rachel Gatlin

Entry Dates: July 1 - 24, 2020

Enter at Https://piercecountyfair.fairentry.com

General Rules

  • Poultry must be under the 4-H member’s regular care and management by June 6, 2020.
  • All animals used for Fitting and Showmanship must also be entered in the Type class competition in the 4-H show.
  • The person filming, or an extra person standing on the sidelines, may only read aloud the next maneuver on the list, without explaining or coaching the maneuver. Video must be submitted with audio.

Detailed needs for Poultry Classes for the Pierce County Virtual Fair.

Fitting and Showing for Poultry

Points Allowed: Blue 50; Red 40; White 30

Class 1001

Poultry Fitting and Showing

Lots 1-7

Video, approximately 3-7 minutes long, of the youth demonstrating and describing proper handling techniques. Complexity and length of video should be appropriate for age/lot entered.

Animal should be fitted as appropriate for show and exhibitor needs to be in show attire. Video should show the youth demonstrating at minimum the following handling techniques:

Pose Bird,

Move Bird to Carry Position,

Return to Pose,

Show beak,

Show wings,

Show keel bone,

Show legs,

Perform a health check on bird,

Take bird in and out of cage. During the video the exhibitor should explain to the audience what is being done, and why.

Additionally, each contestant will have a 5-7 minute showmanship interview to be scheduled individually. You must submit a video and complete the interview to be eligible for points.

Chicken Type (Classes 1002-1011)

Points Allowed: Blue 15; Red 10; White 5

Class 1002-1011

Chicken Type

Lots 1-4

Image of Front View
Image of Side View
Image of Rear View
Image of Top View Image of Underside View

  1. Present animal as you would for the show table.
  2. Photos should be taken horizontally (landscape mode).
  3. Take photos in a well-lit area located outside.
  4. Try to reduce as many shadows and glares as possible.
  5. Pose animal on a carpet.
  6. Photos should not be altered or edited!!!
  7. 4-H member should be in at least one image of the animal, and should also be dressed appropriately for the show ring.
  8. Enter each animal separately and make sure only the animal referenced in the submission is in the photos.

Ducks, Geese, Turkey Type (Classes 1012-1015)

Points Allowed: Blue 15; Red 10; White 5

Class 1012-1015

Ducks, Geese, Turkey Type

Lots 1-4

Image of Front View
Image of Side View
Image of Rear View
Image of Top View and Image of Underside View

  1. Present animal as you would for the show table.
  2. Photos should be taken horizontally (landscape mode).
  3. Take photos in a well-lit area located outside.
  4. Try to reduce as many shadows and glares as possible.
  5. Pose animal on a carpet.
  6. Photos should not be altered or edited!!!
  7. 4-H member should be in at least one image of the animal, and should also be dressed appropriately for the show ring.
  8. Enter each animal separately and make sure only the animal referenced in the submission is in the photos.

Poultry Costume Contest (Class 1090)

Virtual Ribbon Only

Class 1090

Poultry Costume

Lots 1-3

Image of Poultry in costume

Image must include both the animal and the exhibitor.

Poultry Judging (Class 25)

Points Allowed: Blue 15; Red 10; White 5

Class 25

Poultry Judging Contest

Lots 1-3

At a specified time, the exhibitor will participate in judging through an online program

Using Zoom, the exhibitors (divided by age division) will view a series of images of poultry and poultry related equipment to be judged against each other. Intermediates and Seniors must participate in oral reasons for one designated class.

Poultry Projects (Classes 1021-1024)

Points Allowed: Blue 15; Red 10; White 5

Class 1021

Poultry Equipment

Lots 1-4

Upload up to 6 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1022

Poultry Creative Arts

Lots 1-7

Upload up to 6 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1023

Poultry Science Projects

Lots 1-6

Upload up to 6 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

1 Class 024

Poultry Photography

Lot 1-2

Upload up to 6 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Eggs (Classes 1016-1020)

Points Allowed: Blue 15; Red 10; White 5

Class 1016

White Eggs

Lot 1-4

Upload up to 4 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1017

Brown Eggs

Lot 1-4

Upload up to 4 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1018

Ameraucana / Araucana Eggs

Lot 1-4

Upload up to 4 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1019

Other Eggs

Lots 1-2

Upload up to 4 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

Class 1020

Farmers Dozen

Lot 1

Upload up to 4 quality JPG images of the finished product.

Uploaded Image will be judged.

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