I had a question about Poultry showing. I am well versed in the dog showing world but no absolutely nothing about poultry showing. Showing dogs I do more for fun and breeding I do once every few years. My goal is to contribute to the gene pool over time. I can easily buy a quality dog and show and use he or she in years to come. My situation, I can have hens but no roosters in city limits. So my question for poultry exhibitors is, does it make any sense to show poultry just for fun? Especially when you can't contribute to the gene pool by breeding quality chickens. My only ability would be to buy from a breeder or someone from poultry show. I like the idea of just having nice chickens and nice stock in general, but if I can't breed due to restrictions from having a rooster, does it make any sense to show at all? The idea of raising nice pullets to me is fun and trading with breeders your nice pullets for other stock interest me, but is this something breeders do? In due time I will buy some land and start a small farm (Where roosters are allowed), so having nice poultry stock isn't out of the picture, but this is about a 3-5 year plan down the road.