4-H members show off their feathered friends

Although the birds are in cages, the 4-H Poultry Project members are “flying high,” with 214 birds on display in the County Fair Poultry Barn.

4-H members had ducks, geese, turkeys, and chickens in Monday’s 4-H Poultry Show, judged by Art Lundgren of Jamestown. Tuesday, Paul Kroll, National APA/ABA Youth Poultry Judge, not only judged the Showmanship Classes, and also educated the youth and crowd on the specific breed standards and many interesting facts about poultry. The barn also boasts a beautiful peacock on display this year.

The results of the Poultry Show were:

Best in Class

American – Katelynn Gierlinger with her Rhode Island Red

English – LynnDee Nagel with her Orpington

Continental – Genevieve Smith with her Maran

Any Other Standard Breed – Derrick Becker with his Old English Game

Best Egg Production – Lacey Johnson

Best Feather-legged Bantam – Billy Eskeli with his Brahma

Best Clean-legged Bantam – Billy Eskeli with his Japanese

Grand Champion Bantam – Billy Eskeli with his Brahma

Reserve Champion Bantam – Billy Eskeli with his Japanese

Best Waterfowl – Wilson McGuinn with his Blue Swedish

Grand Champion Market Poultry – Katelynn Gierlinger

Reserve Champion Market Poultry – Jacob Purol

Best of Show – Billy Eskeli – Brahma Bantam

Reserve Best of Show – Katelynn Gierlinger – Rhode Island Red

Showmanship Class:

Grand Champion Showman: Katelynn Gierlinger

Senior Showman Champion: Katelynn Gierlinger

Junior Showman Champion: Meggan Gierlinger

Novice Showman Champion: Anna Talbot

Cloverbuds participating in this year’s show were: Lincoln Smith, Nicholas Lawson, Mary Lawson and Jeremiah Phillips.