Monday, October 20, 2014

October has been a great month for the Buckeye Nation!

October 20, 2015 – Poultry show season is in full swing and October has been a super month for American Buckeye Club members and their Buckeyes!  Early in the month Shumaker Farm’s took Reserve Grand Champion with a Buckeye Cockerel at the SOPA in Lucasville, Ohio.
Joe Shumaker's Reserve Champion Large Fowl Buckeye

Last week at the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, NC the Taylor family did extremely well with their Buckeyes.  Marie Taylor and her daughter teamed up to show a few Buckeyes at the fair in the open and junior divisions and came home with Grand Champions in both!  Congratulations to the Taylor family for their hard work and dedication to the breed.

Taylor Family's Grand Champion Buckeyes

Best Female (Youth) - Pictures by Marie Taylor

During this past weekend, October 18th, there was the Pee Dee Poultry Show in South Carolina where ABC member Ginni Hallman participated in her very first poultry show with a few Buckeyes.  Her Buckeye Cockerel, which was just 6 months old, won Reserve American and Ginni was very pleased to say the least!
Ginni Hallman's Reserve Champ American - Photo by Edward Taner
Finally, at the Lebanon Indiana Poultry Show, members Bill and Geri Dyke also participated in their very first poultry exhibition and their Buckeye Cockerel won Best of Breed and pullet won Reserve!  Congratulations to everyone who participated in poultry shows so far this month and did well with their Buckeyes.  In addition, thanks to ALL who are breeding, raising and showing Buckeyes, we need to continue spreading the word about this fantastic fowl.

Bill & Geri Dyke's Champion Buckeye (BV) Cockerel

Buckeye Pullet Reserve of Breed (RV)