Poultry Show In Lake City

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by Iluvmychickens, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone

    My husband and I went to the show in Lake City yesterday and had a great time. I am very new to being a chicken Lover and owner and I was amazed at all the different breeds of chickens there are.

    We saw: Seabrights of all colors, Silkies of all colors, Brahma's, Cochins, Modern's, Rosecombs, Leghorns, RIR's, Duckwing, Wyanndotte, Astrolops, Ara something or other, buff orphingtons, plymouth rocks , old english,sumatra's, serama's, mille fluer, d'uncle?, so many breeds I just can not remember them all

    These birds were exquisite. I wanted to take them all home with me.

    A woman was selling black cochins that were almost as big as I am, I only stand 4'11" tall.

    I did not see any BYC t-Shirts there which surprised me and my husband. We did learn a lot yesterday and picked of a few items we needed. I thought there would be more venders out there selling products as well.

    All and all it was a good day. We enjoyed t very much.

    DeeDee & Dan
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] You didn't bring any chickens HOME with you ?


    [​IMG] sounds like you had a good time!
     
  3. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband would not let me. [​IMG] I have a pullet sitting on 9 eggs [​IMG] now thanks to a mamber Julieschickens, a hen who just hatched 2 chicks 2 weeks ago today and three silkie cockerals 19 weeks old.

    Dan said until these 9 eggs hatch and we see what we end up with I can not bring in any more chickens. [​IMG]


    DeeDee
     
  4. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    I was there. Sorry I didn't get to meet you. I couldln't stay as long as I wanted. I had an entourage with me and we had some plans and my mother had sent cornmeal for an elderly uncle ( secret advice: don't let anyone know where your going). I did see Cracker and his wife from BYC but didn't get to spend but a few min. talking to them. I picked up a trio of Black silkes Bobbi Porto brought me. She forgot my Buff chicks. I bought a buff hen from her too. Picked up the mother hen of my Mottled Orp Cockeral and she had moulted and changed colors. I can't beleve it. She doesn't look like the same chicken. I will have to get before and after pics. Same breeder brought me 5 Orp eggs to hatch. I love it but just wish I could have stayed and visited with some more people.
     
  5. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also went. It was my first poultry show, but I was a little disappointed by the relative lack of variety there. It seemed like there was an overabundance of moderns, seabrights and OEGBs. Not too much representation of the heavy breeds. There were some beautiful chickens there though.
     
  6. Cracker

    Cracker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DW and I enjoyed the show, and liked seeing a lot of very nice quality birds. It was good to talk to BamaChicken, even if only for a short time. She was running around like a chicken with it's head cut off.................oops [​IMG]
     
  7. Jay Bee

    Jay Bee Out Of The Brooder

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    The Kid & Dame Hi: You could not have been to the show that I was at, there were over 50 breeds , and exhibitors from 16 states. The Lake City show is the largest in Fl. and one of the largest in the SE. I am sorry you were disappointed. JB
     
  8. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I am pretty sure I was there. I can't imagine there were too many poultry shows in Lake City that weekend. I know that there were indeed many breeds represented, but some, mainly bantam breeds seemed to have more entries. I personally like big chickens.
     

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