Monday, November 25, 2013

The ABC announces its FIRST "Grand Master Buckeye Breeder" in over 100 years!!!

November 25, 2013 Miamisburg, Ohio - The American Buckeye Club's Grand Poobah, Jeff Lay, issued a PROCLAMATION today to honor Shumaker Farms Poultry. The FIRST Proclamation of many we are certain but one of historic significance to the club!  In honor of their poultry exhibition success with Buckeyes, Shumaker Farms Poultry is recognized as "Grand Master Buckeye Breeder" with the following from the royal decree;

In the event the PROCLAMATION can not be easily read from the photo above, below is what was written by the Grand Poobah in detail;


By Virtue of the Authority Vested by the By-Laws in the Grand Poobah of the American Buckeye Club, the Following Shall be Recognized from this Day Forward and Until Time Shall End;


Shumaker Farms Poultry

November 25, 2013


Having been a member of the American Buckeye Club in good standing for many years and not once having done anything to disgrace the royal order of said club; and


Attending many Poultry Exhibitions and showing ONLY the Best of the Best and winning numerous American Championships and a multitude of Champion Large Fowl, not to mention Best of Show with Buckeye Large Fowl in North America; and


Always remaining humble and helpful to other American Buckeye Club members and non-members alike with both exhibition and breeding of the Great Buckeye breed; and  


The Grand Poobah, Jeffrey L. Lay, Hereby Proclaims Shumaker Farms Poultry “Grand Master” Buckeye Breeder effective November 25th, 2013.  Long may the Shumaker’s reign in the world of poultry breeding and exhibition.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

The American Buckeye Club BLASTS into Columbus for the Ohio National

November 2, 2013 Columbus, Ohio - One of the largest poultry shows in the Midwest, the Ohio National, was the site of a recent American Buckeye Club member meet-up!  Several ABC members came out to show their support for various friends exhibiting and to see over 60 Buckeye's entered in both the Open and Junior shows.  Official numbers have not been released but the show promoters claimed over 500 exhibitors entered over 5000 fowl the first weekend in November and possibly set an Ohio National record!  In addition, Pigeons were being shown in large numbers for 2013 and it has been many, many years since they were exhibited at the ON.

A GREAT time was had by ALL and below are a few pictures of those smiling faces!!!

From Left to Right; Josh Ulrey, Joe Shumaker, Sarah Patterson,
Jeff Lay, Rick Presley & Sidney Shumaker (Photo by Cindy Sturgill)

The Rybinski girls won Best of Breed & Reserve Buckeye in the Junior show!

Phil Rybinski wins the Eastern Ohio Poultry Association's (EOPA) coop raffle!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Shumaker Farm Poultry scores BIG at Lucasville Poultry Show

October 5, 2013 @ Lucasville, Ohio – The Sothern Ohio Poultry Association (S.O.P.A.) held their fall poultry show with nearly 2700 fowl exhibited by exhibitors from around the country.  One of the largest poultry shows held in Ohio the S.O.P.A. event is always highly anticipated.   American Buckeye Club members, Joe and Sydney Shumaker of Shumaker Farm's Poultry, won Reserve Champion Large Fowl with a Buckeye Cockerel. (See picture below) In addition, this win has given Shumaker Farm's enough APA points to achieve Grand Master Exhibitor and this was achieved by exhibiting Buckeyes! The "official" notice or certificate from the APA has yet to be received but needless to say the Shumaker's are extremely excited about their achievement.

To learn more about their poultry and past Champions visit their website "show results" page;

Congratulations to Joe & Sydney Shumaker from the American Buckeye Club!