Small Animals

DEPARTMENT F:  POULTRY

Superintendent: Jason Donovan

Project Exhibit Rules:       

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act Rules.

  1. See the Official Schedule of the Fair for Entry and Judging times.
  2. 4-H/FFA EXHIBITORS are limited to 4 Market Chicken entries in the Market Chicken Class. (ie. 2 Broiler/Fryers and 2 Roasters OR 3 Broiler/Fryers and 1 Roaster, etc.) – sex of chickens does not matter. Chickens will be weighed in at entry time to assist in final

class determination.  There will be overweight and underweight classes, if needed.  Overweight and underweight chickens are not eligible for Grand or Reserve Grand Champion placing or the Jr. Livestock Sale. All Market Poultry must have Phillips County Provided Leg Bands. Limit of 1 entry per exhibitor, per class, in the Breeding, Show Birds, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Other Poultry classes.

            4-H/FFA EXHIBITORS are limited to 2 Market Turkeys in the Market Turkey Class.  All market turkeys must be bronze or white commercial meat varieties.  Age of Toms should be between 20-22 weeks and hens should be between 14-16 weeks of age.

Marketing condition and quality will be the emphasis of market turkey classes.  The judge will determine sale eligibility.  Any turkeys not deemed market ready for sale will be disqualified from the Junior Livestock Auction.

 

   OPEN EXHIBITORS are limited to 1 entry per class in Market, Breeding, Show Birds, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese and Other Poultry classes.

4. Date of ownership will be June 15, of the current year, and/or raised by exhibitor.

5. Ages of all poultry must be supplied on pre-registration form, and confirmed upon entry at fairgrounds. Substitutions in the same class will be subject to the superintendent’s discretion.

6. Poultry hatched prior to the current year will be known as cock, hen, or “old.” Those hatched in the current year will be known as cockerel, pullet, or “young.”

7. A trio will consist of one male and two females of the same age and breeding classification. Poultry shown as a trio cannot be shown as a single.

8. All poultry must be shown in their natural state.

  1. All poultry must have leg bands.

10. All entries will be presented to the judge by the exhibitor for judging of classes.

11. Various breeds will be judged together unless three or more exhibits for a specific breed class are present.

12. Where there is no competition in a class, awards will be at the discretion of the judge.

13. Meat production birds are limited to Cornish and Cornish Cross, Brahmas, Cochins, Jersey Giants, Cubalaya and Shamo. Dual purpose includes, but are not limited to Ameraucana, Araucana, Australorps, Buckeyes, Catalanas, Chanteclers, Crevecoerurs, Delawares, Dominiques, Dorkings, Faverolles, Hollands, Houdans, Javas, Jersey Giants, Le Fleche, Lamonas, Langshans, Marans, New Hampshire, Orpingtons, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Sussex and Wayndottes, of any color or variety. Egg Production includes, but are not limited to Anconas, Andalusions, Australorps, Barnevelders, Campines, Hamburgs, Lakenvelders, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Neck, RedCaps, Sicilian Buttercups, Spanish, and Welsummers.  Show Birds include Bantams, Hamburgs Modern Game, Old English Game, Phoenix, Polish, Sultan, Sumatra, Yokohama and other birds not kept for egg or meat production.

14. All Poultry, except chickens, will be “young” or hatched in the current year. This includes, but is not limited to, turkeys, ducks and geese.

15. Premiums: See General Rules.

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior
– Showmanship Intermediate
– Showmanship Junior

CHICKENS

 Market Chickens:

– Pen of three (either cockerel, pullet or mixed and must be Broiler/Fryers).  Minimum weight for each chicken-3 lbs.  Maximum weight for each chicken – 6 lbs.

– Broilers/Fryers 6-8 weeks of age – Minimum weight 3 lbs./Maximum weight 6 lbs.

– Roasters – 8-12 weeks of age – Minimum weight 6 lbs.

Breeding Chickens

   Dual purpose:

Cock
Hen
Cockerel
Pullet
Old Trio
Young Trio

    Egg Production:

            Cock

Hen
Cockerel
Pullet
Old Trio
Young Trio

   Show Birds:

Cock
Hen
Cockerel
Pullet
Old Trio
Young Trio

Turkeys: market, tom, hen, pair

Geese: gander, goose, pair

Ducks: drake, hen, pair

Other Poultry: tom, hen, pair

Fun categories:  Chicken dress up (dress your chicken with a costume, take its picture and submit the picture for judging), rooster crowing, duck quacking and egg pen of 3 (must be from your own chickens)

 

                                                                         DEPARTMENT G:  RABBITS         

Superintendent: Jason Donovan

Project Exhibit Rules:

1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.

2. Please see Official Schedule of Fair for Entry/Judging times.

3. One entry per exhibitor per class is permitted. Rabbit Bingo rabbits may be entered in the regular classes in addition to the Rabbit Bingo Class.  The Rabbit Bingo Class is for live placing in the Rabbit Bingo competition only.

4. Date of ownership will be June 1, of the current year, and/or raised by exhibitor.

5. Age of all rabbits must be supplied on pre-registration form and confirmed upon entry at the fairgrounds. Substitutions in the same class will be subject to the superintendent’s discretion.

  1. Age classifications will be: Senior, 8 months and older; Intermediate, 6-8 months; and Juniors, under 6 months.

7. All rabbits must be shown in their natural state.

8. Various breeds will be judged together unless three or more exhibits for a specific breed class are present.

9. Where no competition exists, the judge will make placing as deemed advisable.

10. All rabbits must have a permanent legible tattoo in the left ear.

11. All rabbits will have their toenails clipped before judging.  Clippers will be provided at the fairgrounds. Any rabbits brought to the judge without clipped toenails will be disqualified.

12. Rabbit cages can be locked.  Exhibitors must supply their own locks.

13. Early release of rabbits for weather conditions will be at the discretion of the superintendent.

14. Premiums: See General Rules.

 

Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H & FFA Exhibitors)

Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes: Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after pre-registration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior
– Showmanship Intermediate
– Showmanship Junior

Meat production or commercial: (4-H/FFA & OPEN)

– Meat Pen of 3 – Bucks, does or mixed total weight not to exceed 15 lbs.
– Junior Doe
– Junior Buck
– Intermediate Doe
– Intermediate Buck
– Senior Doe
– Senior Buck
– Doe with Litter

Breeding – (4-H/FFA & OPEN):

– Junior Doe
– Junior Buck
– Intermediate Doe
– Intermediate Buck
– Senior Doe
– Senior Buck
– Doe with Litter

Rabbit Bingo – 4-H/FFA ONLY – Determines live placing for contest

Pet Rabbit – 4-H Only

– Showmanship Senior
– Showmanship Intermediate
– Showmanship Junior
– Junior Doe
– Junior Buck
– Intermediate Doe
– Intermediate Buck
– Senior Doe

Crossbreed: (OPEN CLASS ONLY)

– Junior Doe
– Junior Buck
– Intermediate Doe
– Intermediate Buck
– Senior Doe
– Senior Buck
– Doe with Litter

 

TINY TOT RABBIT AND POULTRY SHOW: The Tiny Tot Rabbit and Poultry Show is for exhibitors age 7 and younger.  Only 1 entry per exhibitor. Tiny Tot exhibitors may show a rabbit or chicken that is entered in the Youth Show. Tiny Tot Rabbits and Poultry are subject to General Rule #14: Any animal exhibited must be free of all diseases. The superintendent of any department has the right to call a veterinarian if disease is suspected in any animal brought to the Phillips County Fair. The decision of the fair veterinarian will be final and may not be protested.  All Tiny Tot animals will be shown together in one class per specie and is a non-competitive show.  Exhibitors will receive ribbons. All Tiny Tot rabbits and poultry not being shown in the Youth Show must be removed from the barn immediately after the Tiny Tot Show.  NO CAGES WILL BE PROVIDED FOR TINY TOT RABBITS AND POULTRY.