Okay, I understand ALL about showing dogs and horses. But chickens is new to me. Are shows held separate from fairs and such? How do you know when there will be a show in your area? Is there a registry like AKC is to dogs? I get the standard portion, but if you have a chicken from a hatchery that meets the standard, can you show it? Or does it need to be registered with a pedigree behind it etc.? In dogs you register your dog with AKC with a specific name i.e. Fido's simply smashing; do you do the same with chickens? How do you enter a show? what is the progression of becoming a champion chicken? Or are chickens not attaining championships but rather best of breeds and then best of shows like they do in dogs? I would love to learn more about it and one day have a show chicken of my own. Thanks for any and all help for this baffled show newbie!!!