showing birds

Discussion in 'Exhibition, Genetics, & Breeding to the SOP' started by kcrozier, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. kcrozier

    kcrozier New Egg

    Aug 20, 2015
    Howdy all! I showed turkeys in high school through FFA, but wanted to get into showing some poultry as an out of high school individual. I found the APA, but seems as if their shows are sort of freelance around the country. Any ways to get into shows in my location?
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Don't know exactly what you mean by "free lance" but…….

    This site is the best by far, for good show information. It sorts by date, month, state, region, etc.
  3. kcrozier

    kcrozier New Egg

    Aug 20, 2015
    Haha freelance was a bad choice of words. Independently hosted was what I was going for. Looks like they're put on by individuals and not the actual association and then they have association certified judges
  4. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2014
    What area are you in? You can go to shows hosted by clubs PNPA (Pacific Northwest Poultry Association) has it's own show or the Washington Feather Fanciers host two a year. I know there are clubs like this throughout the state I only used those two as an example because those shows are in my area. You can probably go on Facebook or just the interweb and look up shows like this in your area. As far as I'm aware you don't have to be a member in these clubs to show.
  5. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2012
    Most shows listed on poultry show central are Sactioned, meaning the points won will go to either the APA or ABA or both and will be required to have hired licensed judges. If the show doesn't specify if they are sanctioned on their website or show book then just ask, they will be happy to tell you.
    If you want points from a show, you have to be a member, but otherwise you almost never have to be one to show.
  6. Matt1616

    Matt1616 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2011
    South Alabama
    That is how Poultry Shows work... The APA doesn't put on Poultry Shows. The shows are put on by individual clubs or people.


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