Katie proudly stands in front of her flock!
Yes, is the answer to your question. There are shows for chickens! We dropped off our 2 roos and 4 hens in Newnan, GA at the Chattahoochee Poulty Show today. Katie showed a couple of birds last year, which was her first experience showing poultry, and won a couple of blue ribbons! It is so interesting to see all the different varieties of birds. I have always appreciated the effort that people put into raising quality "anything". People that aren't familiar with showing agriculture, and even horticulture, need to open their minds to understanding how important it is for people to raise quality beef, poulty, even vegetables. Keeping a variety of genetically sound animals and plants is so important for our food supply. The commercial producers focus primarily on one or two breeds that give them the most bang for their buck, which means, if they develop a disease or genetic weakness, it usually effects them all, thus, possibly compromising our food supply. These plants and animals are typically treated chemically, which can change the way certain diseases and germs act, overcoming and adapting to the chemicals that are used to combat them. So, next time you here of someone going to a "Chicken Show", or exhibiting their vegetables at a fair, think about the contribution that they are making to us all, knowing or unknowingly, working to preserve a safe and sound food supply!