Tuesday, April 8, 2014
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;