This fancy turkey was one of nearly 600 birds shown at the NorCal Poultry Association Show held at the Tehama District Fairgrounds on March 30.
NorCal Poultry Association
1st Annual Open/Youth Show March 30. 2013
21st Annual Shasta County 4H Show
Poultry enthusiasts from Oregon, Washington, Nevada and all over California came to the Tehama District Fairgrounds recently to participate in an American Poultry Association- and the American Bantam Association-sanctioned and -judged poultry show. The NorCal Poultry Association sponsored the March 30 show, which had been absent from Red Bluff since 1986. Show Superintendent Leeann Stearns said there were 84 exhibitors, and just shy of 600 birds. In the 4-H Youth Show segment of the event there were 275 birds shown and judged. Stearns said there will be two more years of the NorCal Poultry Association running the show, and the event will be in the California national show circuit. "This is very exciting news for poultry enthusiasts, because we will not have to drive to Stockton, the Bay Area or Southern California to see a national show," she said in a statement. Stearns stated it was a great show for youths, those with a long history in poultry and bird fanciers, and a great open show. Many experienced bird fanciers, such as Bob Jones, helped the NorCal Poultry Association get started putting on the big show. Jones said the American Poultry Association was America's first livestock association. it was founded in 1874, in Boston. For more information, go visit NorCalpoultryassoc .homestead.com or call 515-3051.udged poultry exhibition returns to Red Bluff
Tehama County resident Macy Skillman, 8, poses for
a picture with her White Wyandotte Opal who took first
place and Best of Breed at Saturdays NorCal Poultry Association Show at the Tehama District Fairground. Macy also took first with her White Wyandotte Cock, Jackson.
(Photo Courtesy/Angie Skillman)
Poultry enthusiasts came from Oregon, Washington, Nevada and all over California Saturday to the Tehama District Fairground to celebrate the return of a nationally sanctioned and judged poultry show. The event, sanctioned by the American Poultry Association and the American Bantam Association, was put on by the NorCal Poultry Association, which was formed in 2011. The NorCal Poultry Association brought back a show that had not been seen in Red Bluff since 1986, and or in Anderson since 2000. There were 84 exhibitors and just shy of 600 birds, Show Superintendent Leeann Stearns said.
Of those, there were 275 birds in the 4-H Youth Show. There are more than 400 breeds of poultry.
Two more years of running the show, and we will be in the California national show circuit, Stearns said. This is exciting news for poultry enthusiasts, because they will not have to drive to Stockton, the Bay Area or Southern California to see a national show. It was a great show for youth, old timers and bird fanciers, and a great Open Show, Stearns said. I have shown horses, dogs and birds, I like working with the chicken people the best. Many experienced bird fanciers, like Bob Jones, have helped the NorCal Poultry Association get started in putting on this big show. They remember the 1940s and 50s, when the Bay Area set up poultry shows, moving them around from the Cow Palace to state fairgrounds. There were 12 active private clubs for bird showing from San Diego to Humboldt. A sounding board was set up to solve problems, and revive interest in Heritage Breeds, which includes Java, Buckeye and Buttercups chickens. Jones said that the American Poultry Association, which was founded in 1874 in Boston, is Americas 1st Livestock Association. Tehama County resident Macy Skillman won best of breed with her white Wyandotte Opal, one of five birds she entered, Macy's mother Angie Skillman said. This was my daughter's first ever poultry show and she took home a couple of ribbons, Skillman said. Everyone was very friendly and patient with us (at the show) and we did enjoy the show. She was so delighted with the ribbons she took home.
Macy, who is 8-years-old, also took a first place in the White Wyandotte Cock category and finished second and third with two of her other birds, Skillman said. The fifth bird did not place. Results from the show will be printed when received.
NorCal Poultry Association
~ pickin' chickens
By HOLLY WILSON
NorCal Poultry Association Member
A judge examines a chicken at Saturday s NorCal
Poultry Association Show at the Tehama District Fairground.
( Photo Courtesy/Angie Skillman )
Judged poultry exhibition returns to Red Bluff
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