HI! OK, so Im really super super tired. Only slept 2 and a half hours because we were so nervous. I didnt get a nap on the floor at the end of Serama row like Kelly did----lol sorry no pics!----- but here goes. Please excuse my typos! So we were really nervous about the Bluegrass Poultry Association show--District 3 for Seramas and we were going to be judged by Edgar Mongold a SCNA judge and do table top showing. Ive never shown and neither has Kelly. I know my serama type, but dont know what judges look for or how to prepare a bird AT ALL. I'll I know is how to breed them and raise them into happy and healthy birds. PLUS to top it all off, my personal favorites molted off their tails and I had sent more great hen's to my partner's indoor breeding pens so that we could offer eggs for once and when I went to get some back, they were not in the greatest feather quality. Its pretty dry in there, and they dont shine like my outdoor/grass/sun birds do. SO--I had to pick some that were out of production here, I thought were pretty good, but not the best. I was really frustrated and disappointed, but we were already committed. We ended up picking only 6 out of our ton of birds. So Kelly and I split the birds up since we had no idea how involved we had to be with tabletop showing (Ive never even seen it in person) since we didnt want to be overwhelmed. Kelly also decided to bring her Australorp roo from a flock that was given to her by our friend who has raised them for over 15 years. We know nothing about Australorp type, but knew that Junior did, and we trusted his judgement. Plus this roo was stunning--we didnt even bathe him. We were up all night going over birds, and then hardly slept to get back up and taking them to the show..it was good sized with lots of exhibitors. Check it out! They had the coolest hand painted plates for prizes! We were luck enough to have some friends help and educate us on how to polish them up. So-------shout out! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH TYLER from BriarPatchFarms!!!!!!!! WE LOVE YOU! (He was there too, and I think won everything that there was to win for his Cochin roo, lol and needs to tell his story too! WITH PICS!) Well...we met the judge--SUPER NICE and very informative. He was the greatest judge ever. So far all the SCNA judges we have met are AWESOME! We figured out that table top judging is the most fun ever, we learned a lot, showing was not as stressful as we thought.....AND......... WE WON BEST OF SERAMA BREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND WE WON BEST OF BREED IN AUSTRALORPS TOO!!!!!!!!!! IT WAS THE GREATEST DAY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!