Greetings, and welcome to the d'Uccle contest and show. About the contest This contest is a first for me because it is based on the APA Standard of Perfection. Bearded d'Uccles and Booted Bantams Both Bearded d'Uccles and Booted Bantams (a closely related breed) are allowed, as both are recognized by the APA and ABA. Booted Bantams are very much like Bearded d'Uccles without beards or muffs. Therefore, in the Entry form, Breed is required. Timetables This contest ends at midnight (Eastern time) on September 6. Judges need to get their nominees to me by midnight (Eastern time), September 7. Results will be posted in a new thread September 8. Rules 1. Be polite and civil to all other contestants, and be a good sport. Don't forget to have fun, too! 2. Each contestant may enter up to 3 birds, with up to 3 photos per bird. 3. Copy/paste the Entry Form (below) and fill it out. Photo of bird and filled-out form required. 4. You may only enter in one category. 5. The categories are Hens, Roos, and Chicks (up to 20 weeks). APA Recognized Colors Black Blue Buff Golden Neck Gray Mille Fluer Mottled Porcelain Self Blue White Entry form Breed: Category: Color: Gender: Age (if applicable): Name (if applicable): Fun Facts or Story (optional): (Photo) Photo Requirements Please only clear, well-focused photos. If you are entering in the Chick category, only photos up to 20 weeks. Same applies for Hens and Roos; no pics before 2o weeks. You may only enter in one category. The Winners There will be 1st, 2nd, an 3rd place for Hens, Roos, and Chicks (up to 20 weeks). There will also be a Best of Show, which will receive the grand prize. They will be chosen based on photo quality, unusualness, beauty, and show quality. Our Judges I am accepting 7 other judges. Post here if you want to judge. (It goes without saying you can't enter the contest if you judge, and no voting for someone because they're your buddy.) Judges: myself kesta chickenlover98 tiki The Chicken Lady Our Prizes Best of Show will receive our Grand Prize, a ChickenSketch (custom charcoal chicken portrait), done by myself. First place winners in each category will receive a cerfificate of award. I'd love some eggs for grand prize, though. If you have any you would be willing to donate, please PM me. Facts Place of Origin: Belgium Conservation Status: Recovering Special Qualities: A nice diposition for showy barnyard and backyard flocks. Good layers for bantams. APA acceptance: 1914 Thank you to Storey' Illustrated Guide to Poutry Breeds by Carol Ekarius.