Went to the Angels Camp show today. It's a fun small show. I was a little peeved about the judging results, however. It was like all the chickens I brought that I thought would do very well got last and the one I didn't expect to do well got best AOCCL! It was kinda odd. Up first is a funny picture from last night, right after I finished bathing a very dirty silkie! I wish I took a pic before I gave her a bath too! After: There were only 2 other silkies, a blue pullet and a white hen (mines a pullet). My pullet had the fullest, most round crest and the least hard feathers in her tail. She was a bit more narrow than the others, but she's only about 6 months old. I still think she should have beaten the other two silkies, I wish I had pics of them. She got last. Up next is Fabio, my bantam barred plymouth rock cockerel. He also got last out of the other two barred rock bantams. Here's Fabio: And here's the other cockerel and the pullet that beat him: The cockerel is pretty nice though I like Fabio's carriage better, and I don't like the pullets barring at all. Who do you think should have won, please be honest? Rollie Pollie, my bantam partridge wyandotte didn't do well, but I didn't really expect her to: Now here was the big surprise of the day. I was kinda emo about how my other birds did and the last one to get judged was my bantam wheaten ameraucana. THere was one other there, and she seemed to have better black on her tail and was fuller and her tail was more fanned out. My girl's feathers weren't even in very good condition, and there were some very nice bantam polish in the AOCCL class with them. So you can imagine my surprise when the judge awards her Best AOCCL! It was a pleasant surprise, though. Thoughts, critiques, and comments are always welcome!