How far do you live from Lake City Fla. They have a big show there in Jan every year.
I was at the feed store today talking to a old fellow who has been there 50 years. He is Mr. Henry if I need help with this or that this man is like a PhD in common sense and knows ever thing to help the hobby farmer.
He told me there use to be three or four people in this region who had good pure breed chickens. Now there are only about two and I told him a new one in Elberta going big guns. He said people just dont care any more.
He said today people think eggs and chickens come from a grocery store and baby chicks come from a factory in Texas.
He is a breeder of Jack Russell Terriers good ones but he says this breed is slipping breeding for the show ring or to a standard..
I can see gas being a issue and hotel costs. Nothing like going to a big show and seeing great quality birds that you have never seen be for.
I got a guy who wrote me the other day and he told me my wife and I showed as Juniors in the 1960s. We are moving back to my mom and dads old farm and we want to get some nice cattle and chickens. What has happen to the breeds we use to raise and show. Its like they just disappeared from the face of the earth or changed in shape. Sad story really he and his wife where shocked to see what has happen.
Look forward to your other comments. Sure a lot of trade or swap shows. bob