The State Fair is amazing! ( SC )

Discussion in 'Chickenstocks, Shows, Meet-Ups' started by catdaddy66, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    Just went to our SC state fair for the first time as a chicken owner. There were some super gorgeous birds of bantam and full size! The chickens ranged from common egg layers like RIR and BR to buff orpingtons, cochins and wyandottes. There were also Aseels, Polish Crested, Silkies, and Seabrights. The colors were awesome, especially the silver and gold laced markings!! Perhaps the most striking fowl of all were the pheasants! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    The colors looked as striking as tropical birds (parrots, toucans, etc.). We also came out with a stray egg. A lone brown egg was in an empty cage and begged to be cared for! No developing embry was found on candeling so this one wasn't fertilized.

    Has anyone gone and been amazed at what the fair has to offer? Let us know by sharing pics and stories!! Thanks
  2. Bleenie

    Bleenie Wyan-DO's

    The egg might be fertile still, she just hasn't been brooding it is why it wouldn't be developed. You should put the Mystery Egg in the Incubator!! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2010
  3. ollieboo

    ollieboo New Egg

    Jun 16, 2011
    I went to our S.C. State Fair also as a new chicken owner. Had always heard you could purchase poultry from there. I didn't find that so and was disappointed. Was given the number for someone in Cottageville raising Golden Laced Polish (had one at the fair that I liked) but could not connect with the people. Does anyone know of someone raising Golden Laced Polish for sale in South Carolina?
  4. Where? Columbia?

  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    Yes, that would have been in Columbia.

    And the egg probably isn't fertile because they did not want another chicken in the same pen with her for a few weeks so her feathers would look really nice. But if it were fertile you would not be able to tell with a practiced eye for about 5-7 days, depending on your experience and light. At 10 days you could tell a lot more and day 12 is always my favorite day to see the black spot swimming around.
  6. Bejammie

    Bejammie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2015
    Upstate South Carolina
    I wanted to go this year but the poultry is canceled due to avian flu.
  7. Silseb

    Silseb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2012
    Going next week!

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