First and foremost, everyone who entered their birds in the contest is a winner in my book. Your contribution of beautiful chickens made this contest bloom and grow. Thank you all, and let's have a round of applause for all who entered! Also, thank you to my wonderful judges; brooster, Chookies Rox, and mario49. I couldn't have done it without you! Now: Would you like to know the winners? Yes? All right then. Here are the winners for: The Egg Category Third Place: Mahonri, with Sunshine the EE's egg (middle). It is so cute! Second Place: L&Schickens's pile of eggs. They are so pretty! I love the olive coloring. First Place: cottagegarden's pure Ameracauna eggs! Wins hands-down. Stunning coloration, they seem to glow. Beautiful! The Chick Category Third Place: GracefulBantams with her pure Ameracauna chick. Such unusual coloring! I wonder what color it will turn out to be? Second Place: Birch Run Farm with Jeckle, Auracauna. Look out, beneath that fuzzy fluff lurks a big ole attitude ready to pop out in the teenage years! First Place: Felicitas's adorable and well-focused photo of her EE chick! The Best Coloration Category Third Place: SterlingAcres and Cedric. All I can say is, Awwww! Second Place: SterlingAcres and Voldemort! I laughed so hard at the name, and it does suit him! Stunning. First Place: L&Schickens and Stripie! Wow! What can you say besides the obvious? STUNNING! The Funniest Fluff-face Category Third Place: wilds of pa and Sparks. He is adorable and I love it how it looks like he is winking. Second Place: jossanne with Harriet. Great picture of a beautiful chicken. She's so cute and fluffy. First Place: crazy huhn's Colonel Sanders! LOL LOL LOL!!!! The title of this category is Funniest Fluff face and i think the description fits perfectly! The Beautiful Bird Category Third Place: Speckledhen and Snow. Beautiful is right! I love the streaks in her otherwsie white plumage. Second Place: tfpets and Mr. Wheatie, the Blue Wheaten Ameracauna. What a pretty boy... ahem, HANDSOME boy! First Place: Smartie_Pants's EE hen! Beautiful! The Best Photo Category Third Place: cottagegarden's Jet. Superb photo and beautiful bird! Second Place: FrontPorchIndiana's Old One-Eyed Calico Jack! What a character! I love this pic because he doesn't know the camera isn't the wall! Adorable! First Place: Jillylam's Sherry! So cute! She looks so shy and the shrubbery adds a nice touch. AND NOW THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR: *drumroll please* Our Best of Show award, to whom will go our prize, one ChickenSketch, Is..... FrontPorchIndiana and Little Jack Scallywag! Hooray! You are the well-deserving winner. He's beautiful and the photos are superb. Congratulations everybody!