Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Buckeyes win BIG at Bluegrass Poultry Association Show Frankfort, KY

The American Buckeye Club would like to congratulate Joe and Sydney Shumaker of Shumaker Farms for their tremendous success on April 5, 2014.  Here is a report in Joe's very own words;


"April 5th; the day started out chilly!! Where has spring gone?!?! A fellow breeder (Jeff Lay), Sydney and myself took a ride down to the Bluegrass Poultry Association's spring event to exhibit our buckeyes. It was a great day full of laughter and enjoyment! There were 14 buckeyes present (17 entered by 5 exhibitors but 1 was unable to make it); 2 exhibitors from Ohio and 2 from Kentucky. The show ...had just over 700 birds primarily bantams but the American class had approximately 30 birds in it. I was hoping the buckeyes would have a good showing and they did but the majority of the buckeyes present could have been better which is a shame although I expected it. Sydney and I won the Champion American with a cock bird and Reserve Champion American with a cockerel. This is very exciting! That cockerel is going to be quite the bird next year as he matures! The cock bird went on to earn Champion Large Fowl honors to put a cap on a wonderful day! Looking forward to the next show!"

Certainly sounds like a great day for the Buckeye breed and Shumaker Farms, way to go Joe and Sydney!  Below is a picture of "Champ" the bird with multiple Championship wins;


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is a clear difference between a bird that wins Champion of Class being considered a champion and a bird that meerly takes Best of Breed being called a champion! Pay attention to the details!!!

Jeffrey Lay said...

You are correct, Best of Breed is technically NOT a "Champion" but we see people calling their Buckeyes that all over the interweb! Champion American is a bird that wins the entire American class and usually beats a lot of good birds to make it on Champion row. Once on champion row the Champion American bird is competing against ALL the classes for Champion Large Fowl (in the case of the Buckeye above) and this is a MAJOR accomplishment to say the least!