The American Buckeye Club (ABC) is a recognized breed club of the American Poultry Association (APA), and is dedicated to the preservation of the Buckeye chickens, both Standard and Bantam. Originally established in January of 1906, then re-established by a group of Ohio-based Buckeye breeders in May of 2008, the ABC is proud to have over 1200 members nationwide.
It’s County Fair Season and all over the USA the young men
and women involved with 4H are showing some very nice poultry!The American Buckeye Club is always
interested in hearing success stories involving children in the poultry world
but this was a special week for a variety of reasons.We received news about 2 members with children
participating in 4H that did extremely well with their Buckeye Large Fowl this
week.In Cedar County, Iowa the Jensen
family is proud to announce Parker Jensen had the Grand Champion American with
a Buckeye Cock and the #1 Buckeye Cockerel in the Large Fowl Junior Division
(see picture below).
(photo courtesy of Lisa Jensen)
The American Buckeye Club would like to congratulate Parker
and his family for a job well done!
In addition, the Clinton County Fair in Ohio is home to the
Shumaker Family and Sydney Shumaker had an outstanding day on Friday July 13th.Winning 15 Blue Ribbons and 5 Trophies in
ALL, Sydney took Grand Campion Male and Overall BEST of Show with her Buckeye Cock
(see picture below)!
(Sydney Shumaker & her Grand Champion Buckeye Cock)
She also won the BEST Trio and top honors for Egg Production
with her Buckeyes.Sydney made a clean
sweep of the American Class having not only the #1 Cock but the #1 Cockerel and
#1 Hen (both Buckeyes) and the #1 pullet, a Rhode Island Red.This pullet went on to win Grand Champion
Female, too!Below are pictures
of Sydney with both Grand Champion fowl and the BEST TRIO at the Clinton County, Ohio event.
(pictures courtesy of Amy & Joe Shumaker)
Congratulations again to Sydney Shumaker and Parker Jensen
for helping promote the Buckeye breed and we hope more members will provide
photos of their winning Buckeye’s in the coming months! 4H is a GREAT place to get kids interested in raising poultry and a super way to introduce them to Buckeyes. If you want to get your children involved contact your local county 4H club, generally you can find more information thru your county fair or their website.
(Sydney Shumaker's Grand Champion, Overall BEST of Show Buckeye Cock)