Monday, August 5, 2013

Buckeyes making a significant impact at County Fairs in Ohio and Minnesota

Kristen Nicole Barnett of Clark County Ohio went home with a lot of ribbons and trophies this year!  She was successful with her goats, ducks, turkeys and chickens at the 2013 fair but it was her Buckeye Cock that was #1 Cock (large fowl). Kristen’s parents, Jason & Stacie Barnett are very proud of their daughters accomplishments and the hard work she puts into her 4H projects.

                                         Kristen Nicole Barnett showing hard work does pay!

Alison Gossman of Ross County, Ohio received first place in Junior Fancy Chickens, Reserve Grand Champion of Fancy Chickens and Junior Showmanship of Poultry at the 2013 Ross County Fair with her Buckeyes. Her mother, Karen Gossman, wanted to thank Jeff Lay of Crains Run Ranch and Meloni Grubb of Chillicothe for helping the Gossman family with their Buckeye project!

                                                     Alison Gossman and her awards.

Sydney Shumaker of Clinton County, Ohio took top honors with her Champion Buckeyes in Egg Production at the Clinton County Fair this summer.  She was also awarded overall “Outstanding Fancy Exhibitor, an award given for the many years of success she had showing her fowl.  Shumaker Farm Poultry has produced some of the best Buckeyes in the county, winning many Large Fowl Grand Championships.  To learn more visit

                                                     Sydney & her Champion Buckeyes

At the Olmsted County Fair in Rochester, Minnesota the Buckeyes also did well for the 4H kids. Shown by the Courson family, they took Grand and Reserve with a Buckeye Cock and Hen, breeding pen.  Below are pictures courtesy of Theri Voss and Prairie Chick Poultry.

The American Buckeye Club would like to congratulate ALL the 4H children and families who participated in showing poultry at county fairs all over the country and to those who elected to show Buckeyes, thanks for supporting the breed!