OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS ON THE SHERIFF'S AND THEIR BREEDING PRGRAM Piedmont South Carolina

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    OBSERVATIONS AND FACTS ON THE SHERIFF'S AND THEIR BREEDING PROGRAM
    National Poultry News
    Mr Ralph Sheriff Sr started out with Old English in 1930's. His father bought him the Old English chicken and he really liked them. And after World War 2 and serving in the milatary, Mr Sheriff came home and after his children were all born, he got into PURE BRED POULTRY. He always used the American Bantam Assn Standard for breeding pure bred Old English. As well as He and Ralph Jr bred many breeds when Ralph Jr was getting his ABA and APA poultry judging license. Always buying pure bred stock from the best breeders at that time. They never went 2nd class in any thing.
    National Poultry News Mr. Sheriff Sr had all the bird on his acrege at Piedmont SC for many years. Ralph Sr had them till his death 12-2012 at 90 yrs old. Ralph Jr had passed by then from heart trouble. Mr Sheriff always wanted a perfect pure bred line of Black OE and BB Red OE. The Sheriff's were known for selling only excellent breeding stock. Of which they competed against in Many, Many Poultry Shows. The Sheriff's had Champion of show at Columbus Ohio in 1979. Dave Sherill Judged them as he was known for his BBReds also. That and many, many more wins came their way at a lot of the shows. I was really impressed with Dave Sherill's judging of the Old English and when it came to the end and deciding time came around for Champion Of show he stuck to his "guns" on getting his pick of the Black Old English #96.
    National Poultry News Mr. Sheriff Sr and Jr would go thru the years stock raised, and cull any with even a small disqualification. I was priviledged when living down there to watch them cull over a yrs crop. Most folks would have kept many they put inthe cull sack.
    National Poultry News When mating for another yrs breeding season Ralph SR and JR would get together and JR always had two pens for his picks and Ralph Sr would do the rest with Jrs okay. Mr Sheriff Sr did all the work as the birds were always at his acreage. He did all the work feeding and watering the OE. The Sheriff's were known for selling only excellent breeding stock. Of which they competed against in Many, Many Poultry Shows.
    The Sheriff's had Champion of show at Columbus Ohio in 1979. Dave Sherill Judged them as he was known for his BBReds also. That and many, many more wins came their way at a lot of the shows. I was really impressed with Dave Sherill's judging of the Old English and when it came to the end and deciding time came around for Champion Of show he stuck to his "guns" on getting his pick of the Black Old English #96.
    National Poultry News The Sheriff's had several rows of individual cages for single show birds.The complet show group were put in individual cages at least a week ahead of the show. The birds were rubbed down with cleaning cloth daily and always handled. So as the birds got used to being handled. So as when the judge handled them they were not frightened. This is good advise for all show poultry folks in tending their birds.
    National Poultry News The Black Oe cockerel in 1979 #96, that the Sheriff's won champion of the Ohio National Poultry show with was an outstanding bird. Mr. Sheriff prized his bird and the breeding pen was a must for him, well, I rmember we call Mr Sheriff one day in 1980 a...See More
    National Poultry News Mr Sheriff Sr also raised purebred Parakeets, in his last dozen years. He went to parakeet shows as there were a lot of them in the South. He won his share of the best he could offer. He bought stock birds from one of the high breeders of Parakeets to begin with and culled any that came out wrong. His policy was there is no room for a cull, taking up space and feeding them a waste of money.
    A lesson we all can learn in keeping only the best stock.


    RALPH HERIFF JR PASSED AWAY 2011
    RALPH SHERIFF SR PSED AWAY December 2012
     
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    Thank you for this article Glenda. it was very interesting.
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