< Bob Gilbert judging RIR's
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
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.
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."