The 2021 Currituck County 4-H Poultry project “has come to an end and boy was that a great finish! Says the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center.
The 2021 Poultry Show was held on Saturday, October 2 in conjunction with the Currituck County Farm Festival held at the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center. The youngsters received two chicks in the spring and participated in an educational program to learn about poultry and the care and performing arts of chickens.
The chicken and the young were judged during the show. The youngsters were judged on the knowledge they acquired about poultry during this project and also on how well they handled their birds in the show. The chickens were judged on body structure and development.
The staging highlights the knowledge and handling skills of young people, who compete by age groups. “Our Cloverbuds (ages 5-7), Emmett White and Laurel Peele did a fabulous job and all received blue ribbons,” Currituck Extension said in a press release. “The Junior class is for young people from 8 to 10 years old. Our top junior showmen were 1st place Jenna Peele, 2nd place Caleb Minton and 3rd place Karleigh Meads. The senior class is made up of young people aged 14-18 and our first senior showman was Sailor Peele.
The “official judgment” is when the chicken is judged so that everyone is in the same class, the statement said. The judge said this was a difficult class to judge as all of the birds were roughly the same age and had all been groomed and well groomed for the show. He placed the class with 4th place going to Caleb Minton, 3rd place going to Karleigh Meads, 2nd place going to Sailor Peele and 1st place and Grand Bird Champion going to Jenna Peele.
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For more information on the Currituck County 4-H Poultry program, contact Stephanie Minton at 232-2262 or by email [email protected].
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