Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Eastern Ohio Poultry Association inaugural show a BIG hit!

September 2014 Summit County Fairgrounds, Ohio – The Eastern Ohio Poultry Association (EOPA) held the inaugural poultry show on September 20-21 and had an outstanding turn out with over 1000 fowl entries!  Among the many National, State, and Regional meets The American Buckeye Club held their 2nd club meet for 2014  and the ABC's 4th overall meet.  Aside from the outstanding attendance at the EOPA it was a great weekend for the Buckeye breed in both the Open and Junior events. 

< Bob Gilbert judging RIR's 

 < Mrs. Medley at work

A total of 30 buckeyes were exhibited by several different exhibitors, 24 large fowl and 6 bantams. Best of Breed, Champion American, Grand Champion Large Fowl and Reserve Super Grand Champion of the Show in the Open went to Shumaker Farm with a Buckeye cockerel. Shumaker Farm also had the Reserve of Breed with a very nice pullet. In the Junior Class, Sydney Shumaker earned Best of Breed with a nice Buckeye pullet but won the American Class with her outstanding Rhode Island Red Hen! Kayleigh Horton of Montpelier, OH earned Reserve of Breed with another representation of the breed with a Buckeye pullet and she was all smiles.

                                    Kayleigh Horton's Res. Ch. Buckeye Hen

As for the Bantams, Shumaker Farm earned Best of Breed (cockerel) and Reserve of Breed (pullet) in the Open Show while Sydney Shumaker earned Best of Breed (cockerel) and Reserve of Breed (pullet) in the Junior Show. Sydney's Best of Breed cockerel finished winning the AOCCL class. In our opinion, that is not bad for her first time exhibiting the bantam Buckeye breed!

We would like to thank Nathanael Medley and the entire Medley family for putting together an outstanding show!  Even with this being their first effort they will be hard pressed to improve on it for next year, at least everyone from the ABC felt their first show was a huge success.
A few ABC members and the Medley Family

Again congratulations to Joe & Sydney Shumaker of Shumaker Farm for their victories at the EOPA and showing the world they are truly breeders of Champion Buckeyes!  When asked about the Buckeye Cockerel that nearly won the whole show, Joe had this to say, "This young Buckeye Cockerel that was selected is a 4th generation Champion! His great grand sire, grand sire, and sire have all made it to Champion Row! With this being his first show, he'll only get better. The future looks very promising."

Joe & Sydney Shumaker with a Buckeye Bantam (AOCCL Champion)

Sydney Shumaker accepting the Reserve Super Grand Champion
Trophy from Nathan Medley
                            Here are a few more photos from the EOPA 2014 show!
Buckeye Row (Large Fowl Open)
A view of the Arena from the Sale Pens
Champion American, Grand Champion Large Fowl, and
Reserve Super Grand Champion of the Show
Another outstanding Shumaker Farm Buckeye Cockerel