Can I still show if I am not NIPI tested?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by SpeckledPullet, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. SpeckledPullet

    SpeckledPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2010
    Northeast Florida
    I want to show at the county fairs this year and next, but cannot undestand the rule books I am reading. They say one thing in one paragraph and then the opposite thing in another paragraph.

    Someone told me that NIPI testing is offered on show sites. Is this true? My flock has never been NIPI tested, so can I still enter into shows? Will they just test my birds at the shows?

    I have already tried calling the show management, but no one will answer or return my calls. [​IMG] Hopefully the good members of this froum can answer my questions instead~

  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    You can, but you will still have to be tested. Around here there are 2 dates that they do testing on, for fairs. The test is good for 3 months, where the NPIP certification is good for 1 year.
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    Here in Florida you would have to be tested at each show. Its really easy to be tested here and it is free. The bad part about having to be tested at showtime is that if you have white birds they could be stained with the blood as they pick under the wing. You also have to be tested before you unload your birds. If the tester is not there you have to stand around and wait. Once you are tested it is good for 1 year Its worth the trouble to be tested before show season. Its one more thing you dont have to worry about. Good luck Micki

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