Poultry Breeding & Showing Class in Sonoma County CA

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by capayvalleychick, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Guinda CA
    March 25 will be the date of the class. What hours would you all prefer?

    Half day or full day?

    What time to start and end?

  2. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

    Sep 18, 2009
    SF East Bay CA
    cool I can make it!

    What will the time include?

    Walt lecturing?
    Walt checking out our birds?
    time to chat?
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 28, 2010
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I put the date on my calendar! Thanks for doing this, Kim! The only request that I have is that it doesn't start too early since several of us will be driving some distance to get there. [​IMG]
  4. capayvalleychick

    capayvalleychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Guinda CA
    If we do a full day, we will have to break for lunch. I wasn't planning on reserving the kitchen though.

    The time will include Walt lecturing.

    He does seem willing to check out our birds. I'm not sure whether this should be part of the class or not. I suppose it would depend on whether everyone can learn something from watching him evaluate all types of fowl. I will ask him more about this to clarify.

    He wants to set up exhibition cages, as in a show.

    The class time should include time to chat about topics that have been covered, questions & answers. More social type chat could go on before & after the class and if we break for lunch.

    I will have to reserve time before & after to set up and clean up also.

    I understand totally about travel time. It's a 2 hour drive for me, but worth it. [​IMG]

  5. CowgirlJules

    CowgirlJules Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2010
    Atwater, CA
    OK, I'll be there. Karen and Julie, care to ride up with me?
  6. MrsMoonCat

    MrsMoonCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2012
    Madera, CA
    Jules, it's a date!
  7. neftaball

    neftaball Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2010
    Sonoma County, Ca
    I think a full day would be better, it is also better to have birds to look at and compare, to get a much better idea about selection. Without being able to actually see the birds and compare against each other, it's harder to learn. Kind of like having a theory class and actually applying what you know.
  8. blackred

    blackred Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2007
    Blue Texas
    Just thought i would chime in here on what we have done in this type of situation.

    Here in Central Texas the Brazos Valley poultry club has a Lawn Show. This is an unsanctioned show and is limited to newcomers only.
    We prefer that yo show only 1 or 2 birds and we try to keep it around 50 birds. You still fill out an entry form and the birds are cooped in just like at a real show.
    We have this at a Members house ( he has lots of room).
    We have a lunch and a meeting of the club. While the meeting is going on the judge places the birds. When he is thru everyone is welcomed to talk to him or any of the other members who have been showing a long time. The judge explains the placings and can even talk about the breeding aspects of many breeds.
    This is a laid back type show and is intended to be a learning experience for newcomers.

    While this may not be exactly what you are looking for you might consider some of the ideas.

  9. sewandgrow

    sewandgrow Sewandgrow

    Sep 7, 2010
    Turlock California
    Hello again everybody.
    The class that Walt is going to do for us is set for March 25th. That is a Sunday.
    Now...............What we need from those of you who plan to come is do yoy want a 1/2 day class, a full day or what? Do you plan to bring birds for evaluation? How many are coming????
    Please report back to Kim & I here on this thread.
  10. clio

    clio Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2010
    Sonoma County, CA

    I'm definitely interested in attending ... how do we/where do we send in our contribution towards the rental of the 4H Center?

    Since this is an easy location right off the Rohnert Park Expressway exit, there are also many fast food as well as restaurants in the area: In N Out, Wendy's, Safeway (for sandwiches), and COSTCO, to name a few.

    With travel time in mind, perhaps starting around 9:30 or 10 a.m. until about 3 or 4 p.m. with a lunch break?? In that way, no one should be really driving in the dark coming or going???

    Just some ideas/suggestions .... thanks for organizing all of this ! [​IMG]

    BTW, the Marin Humane Society will have a "Chicken Care Matters" class on Saturday, March 24, 1 to 3 p.m. taught by the Animal Place organization ... they're the main group that helped rescue 3,000 plus hens who were starving (no food for two weeks) from that Turlock egg producing factory (another 47,000 hens died)
    Last edited: Feb 29, 2012

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